Community Projects and Donations
Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter provide materials and time to the shelter and local rescues and organizations.
October Adoption Events
Hosted by the Humane Society of the Flint Hills
FEAS board members took dogs to two adoption events at Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply on September 24 and October 22, and on October 20 we took dogs from the shelter to the project event hosted by the FFA in Olpe. The FFA raised money and collected items for the shelter and asked that we share some of the shelter dogs with the people there.
The events were incredibly successful with numerous adoptions stimulated by the dogs who where there.
This year has started fast for the Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter.
We purchased a series of books published by the Humane Society of the United States, The Pet Rescue Club book series, and donated them to the Emporia Public Library. (The first two pictures below).
There is a demonstrated need for an incubator for orphaned kittens and puppies that come into the shelter, so after a great deal of research, FEAS purchased a desktop incubator this winter. It is in use intermittently, and has proved to be a lifesaver for the little ones.
When the ventilation system needed refurbishing and cleaning in the early spring, FEAS paid for the work that included upgrading the exhaust system to help eliminate the transmission of respiratory disease in the shelter. A nice by product of the work is the clearer, cleaner air throughout the shelter.
The shelter needed an awning/roof over the runs on the south side of the building to provide shade and protection to the dogs during their exercise time. FEAS provided funds for half of that awning structure.
FEAS also purchased oxygen mask kits to the Fire Department to carry in their trucks for the purpose of saving community pets during fire calls.
In 2014 FEAS donated Kuranda beds for both dogs and cats. These are very high quality raised beds that keep the dog or cat off of the floor of the kennel or cage. They are orthopedic in that they provide firm support that supports even very old dogs.
The organization also provided a number of Kong toys of different sizes. These are helpful in providing activity for dogs. By putting something (chew bone, peanut butter) inside the toy, the shelter workers can keep a bored dog occupied for hours.