The Moose Jaw Humane Society (MJHS) is seeking the support of Moose Javians with its Aviva Community Fund semi-final bid.
“The semi-final voting kicked off today, and because we made the top ten for support in our category we got to take it easy, but now we’re reaching out and telling our supporters to vote, vote, vote again,” said Karla Pratt, fundraising and promotions coordinator for the MJHS.
The Humane Society’s proposal, listed in the small budget (under $50,000) category, is aiming to generate funding for new cat cages, said Pratt.
According to Pratt, many of the Humane Society’s cages are made of wood and are showing their age.
“The water and humidity in here are not conducive to the wood cages. They’re falling apart and quite coarse in areas, so there’s plenty of spaces for diseases and germs to nest,” she said.
Pratt said Humane Society staff is doing their best to maintain the cages, but the funds for new cages would be incredibly helpful — especially given the large volume of cats currently housed in the shelter.
“Having proper, factory-built, metal cages would be good for us and good for the cats,” she said.
Those wanting to support the MJHS should visit their proposal page by going to avivacommunityfund.org and searching for proposal number ACF13351. The semi-final round ends in eight days.