The next stage of no-kill success in central Iowa involves building a third adoption center for Furry Friends Refuge. We have purchased a 2.4-acre lot at 3505 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines and hope to open a shelter on it by the end of 2017.
The first phase of construction will result in a 6,000-square-foot building; longer-term plans are to expand on the facility and ultimately bring it to 10,000 square feet total.
Our fundraising goal for phase I is to raise $650,000, nearly half of which has already been secured. The following generous donors have stepped up to contribute toward the remainder of that goal:
♦ The Hill family
♦ The Davis family
♦ Kyle and Leah Ruopp
♦ Cindy Torvik
♦ Craig and Judy Hansen
♦ Barbara and Roger Burt
♦ Karel Johnson
♦ The Stucker-Mickelson family
Naming opportunities are available at many levels, from $125 up to $40,000, and range from commemorative bricks to plaques on rooms and wings. All come with recognition on our website.