Construction of the P.E.T. Care Campus has finally begun! After almost ten years of working toward the goal of a new Animal Shelter, Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals took great delight in witnessing the Cookeville City Council vote unanimously to approve both the contract and bond issue to complete funding the new state-of-the-art Animal Shelter! The new shelter will be built on the P.E.T. Care Campus located adjacent to Hyder-Burks Pavilion on Gainesboro Grade.
* THANK YOU to everyone who donated time, money and materials to reach this milestone! Check back here often for building progress & updates!
* KUDOS to Architect Mary Johnson (Michael Brady Inc.) for designing the plans for this fab new Shelter!
* HURRAY! T.U. Parks Construction Co. from Chattanooga has been awarded the project.
* YIPPEE! Donnie Elkins of Elk Mountain Construction has begun site clearing!
DON’T STOP NOW!
Now we need to work on furnishings for the new facility. Naming opportunities still available for several important rooms in the new shelter, as well as, many items needed to furnish the interior areas, benches and landscape materials for the exterior. Detailed information coming soon.
WHAT ELSE WILL BE ON THE P.E.T. CARE CAMPUS YOU ASK?
P.E.T. stands for Pets, Education &Training in a Campus style environment.
In addition to the new Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter, the Campus will include two Roger & Marion Moore off-leash dog parks, an educational center and a Small Animal Disaster Rescue facility. Do we hear a big “WOOF”?
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KROGER GIFT CARDS - Purchase a gift card from the Friends Group for $5, and it comes with $5 loaded on the card ready for use, recharge your card when you visit any Krogers,and a portion of your Kroger shopping purchases (including gas) goes to the Friends group.
P.E.T. CARE CAMPUS UPDATE
PLEASE HELP OUR ANIMAL SHELTER by donating needed supplies.
These items may be dropped off at the Animal Shelter, 2105 West Jackson Street,
Monday - Saturday Noon – 4 p.m.
*Liquid Laundry Detergent (non bleach)
*Clay Cat Litter
*Purina Dry Kitten Food
*Purina Dry Puppy Food
*Cat Carriers (medium or large)
*First Class Postage Stamps
*Small Blankets and bath towels ( gently used is fine)
* Monetary Donations to Animal Shelter
*** MOST IMPORTANT ***
Forever Homes for Shelter Animals!
We welcome your thoughts, ideas and questions on this project!
Read Our December Paw Prints E-Newsletter Here
This is YOU putting the fun back in fundraising by going on your next VACATION:
Everyone you know takes a vacation at least once a year- why not book through a travel agency that gives back to your cause!
P.E.T. CARE CAMPUS NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
SITE WORK BEGINS AT THE PET CARE CAMPUS!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Fur Ball and helped to make it the most successful one yet! Animal Shelter excitement as the foundation for the new building has been poured and construction in progress! Join in the Zombie Dog Walk on June 12th, and also a big old time Barn Dance on August 2nd to help with fencing for the new Shelter & Dog Parks!
Entry Category Arson Dogs Charity Partner Project Paws Alive Location Cookeville, Tennessee
K9 Krissy is an accelerant detection canine for the Cookeville Fire Department in Tennessee. For the past three years Krissy has worked hard finding evidence that helps to put arsonists in jail. Every insurance claim paid to an arsonist causes homeowners insurance premiums to go up. Not on her watch. She is working to reduce fraud and fight crime. One of the first cases that I worked with Krissy took place in a neighboring county. We arrived to the fire scene and found about half of the house burned. During her walk through, she found an unburned container in a closet that contained 5 gallons of gasoline. She found another melted container on the bed in the master bedroom, a melted container in the hallway, and another one melted to the kitchen floor. In total, K9 Krissy alerted to 28 locations in the house and all 28 samples came back positive for gasoline. She is the best dog because she loves to be with me wherever I go. If I sit on the couch, she is in my lap. When I go to bed, she sleeps between me and my wife on the bed. When I am on shift at the fire department, she sleeps in my spot on the bed and protects my wife and son. Regardless of whether she wins the Hero Dog Awards or not, she has already won in my life and those in my family.
Announcing Pets Supplies Plus Grand Opening!
APRIL 11th, 12th & 13th NEXT TO WALMART 768 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, TN - 931.525.6532 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Mon.-Sat. 9am-9pm • Sun. 10am-7pm
Visit our Shelter pets up for adoption at the Grand Opening!
The new Shelter will need many good volunteers as it is about three times larger than existing one. Interested? Download application here!