Bay Village Kennel Fund announces fundraising

The current Bay Village kennel.

The current Bay Village kennel, which is operated by the City of Bay Village, is situated in a former cable storage unit on the grounds of our Service Department at 31300 Naigle Road. This building, which houses lost or abandoned dogs, is worn and weathered and needs major structural improvements.

A group of volunteer residents has started an initiative, the New Bay Village Dog Kennel Fund (the Fund), to ensure the safety and comfort of the dogs housed at the kennel by assisting the City of Bay Village to improve and renovate the building.

Their goal is to raise funds for the current structure to meet the standards of a commercial-grade municipal building suitable to  humanely house dogs, and to improve the quality, durability, and functionality of the current, below-standard structure.

A coalition of concerned residents has been working to renovate or replace the current kennel for over a decade. Recently, presentations were shared in meetings with Mayor Paul Koomar and his staff. Consideration was given to total new build, prefabricated kennels and repurposed/refurbished.

The mayor made the executive decision to move forward with a refurbished project. Upon securing the $50,000 the money will be gifted to the City of Bay Village under a designated and detailed budget line. The city will do the bidding process and execute program completion.

The Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing for the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of dogs which have been abandoned, mistreated, injured, or are otherwise in need in the city of Bay Village by supporting the Bay Village kennel. The Fund is seeking to raise $50,000. Donations to the Fund are tax deductible.

Donations can be mailed to:
New Bay Village Dog Kennel Fund
PO Box 40163
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Several fundraising events are in process however, we would embrace personal, businesses and other organizations to help us meet if not exceed this goal. Bay Village is a significant pet friendly community.

Please join our Facebook page or contact Nancy at 440-823-9159.

Let’s give Bay Village something to be proud of.

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

Owner, Hot Diggity Dog, Inc.

Blog writer for Ohio Pet Expert

Advocate for lost, stolen and injured pets

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Volume 15, Issue 2, Posted 10:11 AM, 02.07.2023