Everyone at Mount Alexander Animal Welfare is excited to see building work start for the cattery that has been planned since the group took over the Shelter in December 2017. On June 7th VR Builders began marking out the site for the concrete slab. The slab is due to be poured on Monday 17th June and the building will take shape quickly under the guidance of Ross O’Neill of VR Builders. Once the major work is finished the cladding, insulation and internal work will be done by a team of MAAW volunteers under the direction of MAAW volunteer David Walters, a retired registered builder.
Funding for the project has been boosted with $50,000 from the Victorian State Government’s Animal Welfare Vic large grants program. The remainder of finance for this large project has come from donations from our supportive community and from the wonderful work of volunteers at the MAAW Op Shop under the leadership of Tania Butterworth, Fundraising Manager for MAAW.
The cattery will be 20 metres by 6 metres with a sunny aspect and great insulation to provide a comfy home for the many homeless cats needing love and protection while they wait for a loving home. Project leader, Stephanie Miller, along with Shelter Manager, Robyn Slattery, staff, the MAAW Committee and volunteers are delighted to see the work begin.