State Grant Funds Kitsap Humane Society Renovations

July 21, 2015

Rep. Sherry Appleton will be at Kitsap Humane Society Monday, Aug. 3 to help the shelter celebrate a $90,000 state grant to renovate its puppy room and fund other capital projects. She will arrive at 11 a.m. and will present KHS directors with an oversized check to mark the occasion.

Rep. Appleton, who has a great passion for animals and animal welfare, fought hard for KHS through the record-setting 176 days it took the Washington Legislature to reach a budget deal, said KHS Director of Donor Relations Tom Weed, who wrote the grant.

“Moments like this remind me of how fortunate I am to be in public service,” Appleton said. “This was a small victory in the context of a multibillion dollar budget, but it will make a big difference in the lives of so many people and the wonderful pets they love. This is a great day.”

The funds will allow the shelter to purchase and install state-of-the-art puppy kennels, as well as remodel the space for better lighting, drainage and ventilation. Additionally, KHS will be able to perform an electrical upgrade to its laundry room and purchase a new and larger washing machine to meet the huge daily need for clean pet bedding.