Our next generation of leaders is well underway. Be inspired by Eagle Scout hopeful John as he completes his project at DuPage County Animal Care & Control.
You may recall in our last blog post, we told you that the outdoor dog pens at the animal shelter have been in need of improvements. Luckily for the dogs, three young men selected DCACC as the recipient of their Eagle Scout projects!
In recent days, John and his awesome team of family and friends have been working hard at DCACC. John's project includes overhead structures for shade as well as wind screening for a visual barrier for dogs that are over-stimulated by activity happening in a neighboring pen. John is also taking on the jobs of fixing the wooden benches and small-scale landscaping around the pens.
To make this project a reality, John had to fundraise. He secured $600 in material donations from The Home Depot and did a letter-writing campaign to family and friends that raised an additional $500. DuPage Animal Friends contributed an additional $200 to help pay for the wind screening material.
Please enjoy these pictures of John's progress with his Eagle Scout project at DCACC. We are so grateful for his hard work and dedication to the homeless animals in the care of DuPage County. We will have more updates on the Eagle Scout projects, so stay tuned!
Photos courtesy of John's mother.
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The mission of DuPage Animal Friends is to strengthen the lifesaving, compassionate and innovative initiatives at the county shelter. We partner with the shelter to understand the needs of our community's animals, providing financial resources and advocacy on their behalf.