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February 2018

Leave a Legacy… Consider a Naming Opportunity

June 22, 2016 marked our official groundbreaking for the new Cat Shelter Office Building attached to our Dog Shelter at 2510 South Elm Street, Greenville, Illinois. Construction and equipment procurement have been underway since. Our goal is to move into our new home before June 1, 2018. Please help in our RACE TO THE FINISH!
  Bond County Humane Society is honored to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to our Cat Shelter & Office Building project. Donors may honor beloved pets and pet lovers or show their own support for BCHS's work at our new Cat Shelter, Business Office and Adoption Center. The number of naming opportunities is limited and they are subject to confirmation. The following list will give you an idea of some of the naming opportunities available to you. Naming or general Capital Campaign donations can be mailed to 1403 S. 4th Street, Greenville, IL 62246. Your donation is tax deductible.
  To discuss the specifics of your naming opportunity or for questions or more details concerning the campaign, please contact Rachel Hundsdorfer at bchs4pets@sbcglobal.net or at 618-664-4068.

Name the Shelter: Committed
Dog Shelter Wing: Committed
Fenced Play Yard   $2500
Meet & Greet (Get Acquainted) Room   $1000
Cat Community Room #1   $2500
Cat Community Room #2   $2500
Cat Community Room #3   $2500
Cat Isolation Room   $2500
Conference Room   $1000

Tribute Brick Program (unlimited)
4”x8”   $75 each
8”x8”   $150 each
https://www.bricksrus.com/order/bondcountyhumanesociety/


February 2018

Cat Shelter & Business Office New Building Construction Update: Time to Paint!

Dennis and Rachel Hundsdorfer met this fall with Steve Korte of K-Five Contracting to plan the next phase of construction work on BCHS's new Cat Shelter / Office Building at 2510 South Elm Street in Greenville. Contractors will finish the electrical installation to bring power to the new building wing, and Ernst Heating & Cooling will finish hooking up the geothermal HVAC system so there can be heat in the building. Then workers will begin taping and mudding the interior walls, and painting can be done. We just chose the color schemes for the rooms this week and an awesome artist we know will be painting some murals as well!

With the latest bequests and donations to the building fund, we still need at least $11,000 in order to move into our new facility… CONSIDER A GIFT TODAY! Naming Opportunities still available for donations of $2500 or higher. Contact us to discuss your options!

youcaring.com/BCHScatshelter


OR

gofundme.com/BCHScatshelter


September 2017

Cat Shelter & Business Office New Building Construction Update - plus
Buy A Brick: a special and personalized, tangible way to support ongoing Capital Campaign

With at least $45,000 still left to raise in our Capital Campaign, our new Cat Shelter and Business Office really needs your help!

As we are able to raise the additional money, our construction company and independent installers can schedule even more work inside the new building and outside at our new brick plaza the last part of 2017. They've already been busy the spring of 2017 working inside the building shell: framing up studded walls, installing HVAC duct work, roughing in electrical wiring and above-floor plumbing, placing ceiling and wall insulation, and setting in drywall in the interior rooms. Plus the new front sidewalk is poured and more grading, drainage and lawn re-seeding done.

Up next should be finishing the walls, floors, and lighting - AND finalizing a design and plan for the eagerly awaited honor/memorial brick plaza. We've had some generous private and corporate donations and discounts towards lighting, sinks, interior windows, filing cabinets, office chairs, and more! We can't thank these donors enough. We want to move in as soon as possible, improving care for cats waiting for a home and administering other animal welfare efforts, so please continue to help with a financial or material donation and please spread the word! We have saved over 1,600 animals since we started in 2003!

Take action today and send a check (memo: capital campaign) for any amount, or pledge labor/materials for our interior phase. Call to discuss your ideas! Or make a secure online donation here: http://www.gofundme.com/BCHScatshelter or
https://www.youcaring.com/BCHScatshelter or https://www.bricksrus.com/order/bondcountyhumanesociety/

When you make your online donation to BCHS, you are asked if you would like to also pay a little bit to YouCaring, but you are NOT required to. Just click that amount and change it to $0.00.



^^^ Updated Fundraising Figures (as of July 6, 2017) ^^^

December 2016

Cat Shelter, October 2016

Our new cat shelter on South Elm Street in Greenville, Illinois is really coming along! Thanks to the efforts of Bond County Humane Society's governing board, several grants and private donors, and the services of K-Five Contracting of Pocahontas, Belleville Supply Company, and Slatton Excavating, the building's concrete floor is poured, sub-floor plumbing is installed, the exterior walls are raised, insulated windows and doors are framed in, and the roof is trussed and shingled. Enertech (our neighbor to the east) installed a geothermal underground loop system for our future divided HVAC system. Additional excavating was done re-grading the rear drainage area and extending the front driveway and parking area. Plus a few more anonymous donors and work entities have contributed greatly to what you can see (and can't quite see) at our shelter site. And we can't ever thank everyone enough. But we're not done yet! The cat shelter and office wing on the South Elm Street property remains an empty, unusable shell of a building until we acquire more money!

With $61,881 left to raise in our Capital Campaign (December 2016 estimate), our new Cat Shelter and Business Office needs your help! If each of our 1600 Facebook followers gave just $38.67, we'd have it!! Won't you donate online or offline today? If enough of you do contribute right away, our construction company can get busy this winter working inside the building shell: framing up studded walls, roughing in electrical wiring and above-floor plumbing, placing insulation, and installing HVAC ductwork and related pieces. We want to move in as soon as possible, improving care for cats waiting for a home and administering other animal welfare efforts, so please help with a donation and please spread the word! We have saved over 1,500 animals since we started in 2003!

Opportunities remain to name a particular room or other feature of the new building at the $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000 donation levels!

You or your business can also purchase a personalized fundraising brick paver at the $75 or $150 level, etching your name, that of a loved one, or special pet, into history. The bricks will be placed in a plaza near the entrance of the new shelter.

Take action today and send a check (memo: capital campaign) for any amount, or pledge labor/materials for our interior phase. Or make a secure online donation here: http://www.gofundme.com/BCHScatshelter or
https://www.youcaring.com/BCHScatshelter or https://www.bricksrus.com/order/bondcountyhumanesociety/

When you make your online donation to BCHS, you are asked if you would like to also pay a little bit to YouCaring, but you are NOT required to. Just click that amount and change it to $0.00.

Cat Shelter, October 2016

August 2016

Construction Collage, Cat Shelter, July-August, 2016

Work is progressing quickly on our Cat Shelter building shell! Floor is poured, walls are raised, roof is trussed and shingled.

The last week of July, Enertech (our neighbor to the east) installed a geothermal underground loop system for our future divided HVAC system. We're still raising money to finish the inside of our shelter and office space shell. Please help with your secure online donation at www.youcaring.com/BCHScatshelter , a check (memo: capital campaign), or pledge labor/materials for our interior phase. Thanks from all of us (human and pet) at Bond County Humane Society!


June 2016

Bright Sun, Gleaming Shovels, Sparkling Ambition.

Groundbreaking Ceremony, Cat Shelter, June 22, 2016

Bond County Humane Society broke ground the morning of Wednesday, June 22, 2016 on our new cat shelter building project made possible by private contributions, pledges, and grants from Petco Foundation, Nestle Purina and Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

This upcoming work phase consists of a foundation, much of the plumbing, concrete floor, and exterior shell - a 45 x 60 foot empty building. At least another $48k is required to finish the inside of the new building. Once completed, the much needed addition to our shelter campus will have space to keep cats, kittens, and isolated animals. There will be a business office and reception area, meeting room, adoption room, and food preparation area.

A new and more efficient facility will help us cut costs associated with managing two separate facilities and maximize donations toward the highest quality animal care including proper feline housing, medical care, and socialization for cats and kittens. Locating all BCHS activities and programs at one site will result in a more efficient operation, and more effective use of resources and volunteers. A new facility can save our cat rescue!

Those present for the groundbreaking ceremony included BCHS co-founders Rachel and Dennis Hundsdorfer and the five additional current BCHS officers; BCHS volunteers; Greenville city council members; Bond County animal control officer; representatives from neighboring businesses Enertech, FCI and First National Bank; plus Lisa Stephens who has served as an advocate with state government on behalf of BCHS and our cat shelter capital campaign. Not able to attend the ceremony was VIP Mary Kasmark, former volunteer and ongoing supporter, who with a generous financial donation nearly ten years ago made possible the purchase of the 2.2 acres of land on South Elm Street in Greenville.

Pictured in our golden shovel photograph left to right: Mike Lotz (representing Belleville Supply Co and donating plumbing materials), Dennis Hundsdorfer (co-founder of BCHS and Vice President Facilities & Maintenance), Nancy Slatton (representing Slatton Excavating), Rachel Hundsdorfer (co-founder of BCHS, Acting President and Acting Treasurer), John Gillard (representing Greenville City Council), Steve Korte (representing K-Five Contracting of Pocahontas).


February 2016

The Petco Foundation Invests in BCHS with $60K Grant

Michael Anderson, conceptional artist Netemeyer Engineering Associates

Greenville, Illinois (February 3, 2016) -- Bond County Humane Society (BCHS) today announced it has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support construction of a new cat shelter/office building on South Elm St. in Greenville.

BCHS is a volunteer/nonprofit organization established in 2003 to provide temporary sanctuary for unwanted, lost and neglected animals to be placed into loving and responsible homes. In 2015 BCHS rescued 162 dogs and cats. In addition, 441 animals were spayed or neutered (this total includes all adoptable BCHS shelter animals, 232 feral/free-roaming cats through Trap, Neuter, & Release Program, 24 companion cats and 23 companion dogs).

This Petco Foundation grant award, and other funds already received through the www.YouCaring.com fundraising site, have been applied towards the BCHS Capital Campaign goal of $110,000. This currently leaves a balance of $49,660 still required to complete the funding goal for the new cat shelter/office building. This new facility will be located next to the existing BCHS dog shelter and will be a major improvement to BCHS operations resulting in reduced operational expenses, better volunteer coordination, and the ability to help more animals in need.

"We appreciate the confidence and trust Petco Foundation has shown our organization in the past, and now through its investment in this project. It is rewarding to be recognized for the lifesaving work we do for the benefit of the animals. BCHS is funded by private supporters through donations, fundraisers, and grants like this one from the Petco Foundation." said Rachel Hundsdorfer, BCHS President.

For more information about the Petco Foundation visit www.petcofoundation.org or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation. For more information about this Project and Bond County Humane Society visit www.bondcohs.petfinder.com or www.facebook.com/bondcohs, or www.twitter.com/bchs4pets .

About Bond County Humane Society
BCHS has been in operation for more than 13 years providing temporary housing and care for homeless cats and dogs until permanent loving homes can be found. Since its beginning, BCHS has adopted out almost 2,000 cats and dogs that are now enjoying loving homes from California to New York. Prior to being made available for adoption, all animals are spayed or neutered, are up-to-date on vaccinations, have been treated for internal and external parasites, have been micro chipped, dogs are tested for heartworm disease, and cats are tested for FeLV/FIV. BCHS provides its rescued animals with vet care for various health conditions, i.e., heartworm disease, urinary tract infections, amputations, eye removals, etc. to make them healthy and ready for adoption. BCHS also assists in the rescue and transport of protected wildlife, and has helped return missing companion animals to their rightful owners. BCHS provides low cost spay/neuter programs through local veterinarians and a Spay/Neuter Clinic in Springfield, IL.

These programs have been cost effective and successful in the spaying and neutering of companion animals as well as feral/ free roaming cats. BCHS has also conducted classroom training for local students focusing on companion animal needs and proper care. BCHS is a no kill volunteer based private shelter that is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization.

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we've invested more than $135 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. Working with thousands of animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First© program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we've helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we're just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.


September 2015

Cat Shelter & Business Office Capital Campaign Kick-Off!

YouCaring.com/BCHScatshelter

It is critical that Bond County Humane Society (BCHS) improves and expands, so we are constructing a new state-of-the-art facility just a mile and a half from the 60 year old, outdated and non-fixable building we have called home for our cats and office for eight years.

Our goal is to bring animal care, adoption, volunteers, education, and services together under one roof. This new building will help us not only meet our mission, but significantly enhance it.

While the needs of the pets that come into our care have always been paramount, it's time to address our heartbreaking reality. If we are unable to replace our obsolete facility, the continuation of our operations, especially cat rescue, medical care, and rehabilitation, are in real danger.

We need your help.
We can't wait to get started!
Every dollar counts! Donate Today!

You can give securely online with an outright gift of cash, which is the simplest way for you to give: YouCaring.com/BCHScatshelter

When you make your donation to BCHS, you are asked if you would like to also pay a little bit to YouCaring, but you are NOT required to. Just click that amount and change it to $0.00.

Floyd wants you to contribute to BCHS's Capital CampaignTo give by mail please send to:

Bond County Humane Society
Attn: Building Campaign
1403 S. Fourth St.
Greenville, IL 62246

Make checks payable to Bond County Humane Society noting "BCHS Building Campaign" in the memo line.

Support Bond County Humane Society's new cat shelter & office with a tax-deductible financial gift today and help us save more cats like Floyd!

2015 - Fundraising Campaign Ongoing to Build New Cat Shelter

A new, spacious, efficient cat shelter plus office space will help cut costs associated with managing two separate facilities, enabling BCHS to offer the highest quality animal care, adoptions, and low-cost spay/neuter programs. Support our campaign to bring cats and dogs together under one roof!

If you want to pledge or donate to the New Cat Shelter & Business Office Building Fund please contact BCHS at (618) 664-4068, bchs4pets@sbcglobal.net or visit our Donation Page here on the website. You can transfer monies by bank check, bequest, or assets via our financial investments adviser at Edward Jones. We also welcome pledges of labor and materials from experienced engineering, contracting and subcontracting companies or individuals.

2014

Playtime Enclosure for our Dogs and Puppies installed Spring 2014!   (Photo taken 2015, showing wading pool and shade umbrella)
Play Enclosure at the Dog Shelter
Cedar Post Signage installed at Shelter Complex May 2012   (Photo taken 2015 to show off the beautiful natural seasoning of the wood)
Cedar Post Signage at the Dog Shelter Complex

Summer 2012

"Phase Two" Construction: Dog Shelter Addition. We've been able to add gutters and start planting trees and re-seed the lawn.
Dog Shelter and Storage Building

Winter 2012

"Phase Two" Construction: Dog Shelter Addition.
Dog Shelter and Storage Building

Bond County Humane Society spent the heart of 2011 designing and building an addition to our new storage building: a structure to house dogs. The construction of a new dog shelter building is an important, real, second step in our permanent animal shelter site complex on South Elm Street in Greenville. This custom designed shelter addition is larger in space and better equipped than our former dog kennels that we were renting. The new facility includes an isolation room, grooming area, food preparation area, restroom for humans, seven canine pens and indoor/ outdoor runs - all of which will be incorporated into BCHS's larger building plans in the future.

Our new dog facility is REMARKABLE. We are extremely proud considering how much quality in design and materials we extracted from our limited non-profit, privately funded budget. The unassuming dog shelter addition may not look like much from several hundred yards away, but let us assure you that the building features state of the art functionality and comfort for the dogs in BCHS care and for their volunteer caregivers.

This was a large project for us and it required a lot of support, coordination and hard work to make it happen but it was worth it. Without the generous donations of materials and work donated by several key people and businesses this project would not have been possible. We want to give our heartfelt thanks to the following businesses and people for their major support: Belleville Supply Company of Belleville, IL (Mike and Cindy Lotz); Mideastern Plumbing of Carlyle, IL (Dennis Rudolphi); Slatton Excavating of Greenville, IL (Ken Slatton). We also appreciate the discounted materials and/or services provided by several local businesses. We also want to thank Beth and Dave Martin (and their pooch Molly) of Ellisville, MO for working three days installing all of the chain link kennels, doors and outside runs.

If you want to pledge or donate to the Building Fund please contact BCHS at (618) 664-4068 or visit our Donation Page here on the website to find out about transferring monies by bank check, bequest, or assets via our financial investments adviser at Edward Jones. We also welcome pledges of labor and materials from experienced engineering, contracting and subcontracting companies or individuals.

You can also donate money to help us pay for utilities and pet supplies at the new dog shelter! We are also looking for new volunteers to help walk dogs in the mornings and evenings, clean pens, feed and train the dogs and puppies! Please call now!

Enjoy this slideshow of the Dog Shelter Building Construction Progress. (It is a 1.4MB GIF Animation)


Summer 2011

Our "Future Site of Bond County Humane Society" sign at our South Elm Street property became a casualty of the February 2011 wind storms, but we have every intention to build a replacement sign. If you are able to donate vinyl, metal, or wood (or other sign material), or are able to help build the new sign, please contact us.

Construction of our new storage building on the South Elm Street property was started in March 2011 and completed in May. The culvert was furnished and installed by the City of Greenville. Equipment and work was donated by Plunkett Services of Greenville for excavation of the building site and for the addition of the new driveway. Greenville Lumber and Landscape and Hometown Builders did an excellent job constructing the building. The building is a 24'x48' pole-barn type design with service and vehicle entry doors and a concrete floor. The building is being used to store BCHS property including the BCHS van, crates, kennels, furniture, and other equipment previously scattered at many locations. It is also used to prepare and load the van for Saturday adoption events at PetCo and PetSmart, and to prepare for monthly Spay/Neuter transports to APL in Springfield. Yes, we have purchased wind storm insurance for this storage building!

This new building is in no way the type of structure suitable for housing live animals or a business office but we consider this project to be our Phase One Construction on the Elm Street property and we can all feel proud of the progress we have worked so hard to make happen. A special thanks again to those who so generously donated land and funds. BCHS is serious about raising additional funding for and interest in the future BCHS Animal Shelter facility which will be constructed to the west of the storage building. The plans and specifications for the new shelter building have already been completed and can be viewed at the BCHS Office on South Fourth Street in Greenville, Illinois.

If you want to pledge or donate to the Building Fund please contact BCHS at (618) 664-4068 or visit our Donation Page here on the website to find out about transferring monies by bank check, bequest, or assets via our financial investments adviser at Edward Jones. We also welcome pledges of labor and materials from experienced engineering, contracting and subcontracting companies or individuals.

Enjoy this slideshow of the Storage Building Construction Progress. (It is a 2.5MB GIF Animation)


Summer 2009

The month of May has brought a final revision of the shelter floorplan by a company known as Houndquarters. We've erected a sign (and a few evergreen trees!) out on South Elm marking the future home of Bond County Humane Society. When construction is financially possible and all necessary permissions secured, we trust that the local community will continue to bring the intricate pieces of the building project together with utility installations, furnishings, etc., providing many more years of service to the animals and animal lovers of Bond County.

Our current home:
Now!
Our future site:
Soon!
~ Bond County Humane Society

Winter 2009

Our dream and our future now has an artist's sketch! Spending unlimited funding resources, our highest goals would be to house both cats and dogs under one public-friendly roof, provide space to incorporate 10 indoor/outdoor dog runs, three community cat rooms and separate holding areas for incoming animals. Yet, a more realistically scaled back, affordable floorplan must still produce a facility for both cats and dogs under one building roof. It must be specifically designed to have durable, safe and comfortable kennels. It should also have a community room where education classes can be held. ~ Bond County Humane Society

2008

BCHS has received a generous donation from Mary Kasmark for the purchase of 2 acres of land for construction of a shelter. The land being purchased is located at the end of South Elm between the sewer plant and Extreme Sports. BCHS is very grateful to Mary for her extremely generous gift. The intention is to sell the land donated by Sam Blankenship on West Ayers. It is believed the land on South Elm offers BCHS better visibility to the community and is more convenient for volunteers. ~ Bond County Humane Society

2007

On May 14, 2007 we moved into our temporary office, adoption center and cat shelter. Included below are some pictures of the murals in the adult cat area that was painted by the Greenville High School Art Class. The layer cake and sheet cake were donated by Elegant Edibles in Greenville for our Open House on April 29, 2007. The layer cake had pictures of animals that have been adopted from BCHS. One picture is of volunteers in the reception area. There is also a picture of the building. The building is owned by Bond County and was going to be demolished. Instead of destroying the building BCHS came in and renovated the interior to make it suitable for our purposes. Bond County is leasing the building to BCHS for $1/year. This is a temporary facility until funding can be obtained to construct our permanent shelter on the 3 acres of land donated in 2006. ~ Rachel and Dennis


Cake 1  Cake 2
Volunteers  Facility
Mural 1  Mural 2  Mural 3

Cat Shelter Office public hours are 1:00-5:00pm Mon & Tues, Thurs & Fri. (Sun, Wed by appointment ONLY) Dog Shelter Hours by Appointment ONLY.
Contact BCHS today to join, volunteer, adopt, foster, donate!


Bond County Humane Society
1403 South Fourth Street
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-4068
bchs4pets@sbcglobal.net

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