The Roanoke Valley SPCA announced it has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the structural foundation repairs needed on the building.
The Petco Foundation investment will help with the significant costs of stabilizing the foundation of the building to ensure that no future settlement and building damage occurs.
It is estimated that the total repair costs for the structure and flooring will reach well over $100,000.
“Our building is the backbone of all that we do. It provides safe sheltering for homeless pets, life-saving medical care for injured animals, and houses many other critical programs that support animals in our community such as a pet food pantry and transitional foster program. These repairs enable us to continue our life-saving work,” said Denise Hayes, CEO.
“As an organization, we pride ourselves on accomplishing great things with the limited resources we have available, but previous repair costs have taken a toll on our already thin budget,” said Board President Danna Owen. “This grant, along with the support of our donors, will help us take a step in the direction of ensuring that our limited resources can be directed towards pets in need.”