Remodel USA’s “Animal Home Makeover” Project Benefits SPCA of Anne Arundel County, MD
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is getting some badly needed renovation courtesy of Remodel USA.
This shelter is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the county. For over 95 years, the SPCA has provided comfort and humane care for homeless animals in need and has led advocacy for animal welfare in this community.
The current facility, The Mary E. Parker Shelter, opened in 1986. Modern for its time, the building provided air conditioning, flexible runs, medical isolation rooms and other updated facilities. It served the needs of thousands of animals as a wayward station on their path to the loving homes of so many in this county. The building has proudly withstood the tremendous growth of the organization but the toll of constant cleaning, power washing and the daily wear and tear of animal care is now becoming more evident. All with a single pet in the house can imagine a home with hundreds!
The Shelter is now getting a well deserved “makeover” courtesy of Remodel USA. The company’s President and Founder John Cherubim explained how the SPCA of Anne Arundel County appeared on their radar screen. “We had been looking for a good community improvement project where we could make a difference. One of our employees learned of the growing situation at the Shelter with decaying windows and the deterioration of the building. One of our specialties is installing energy-efficient windows. We were happy to get involved. More work is being planned.” To date more than 40 energy-efficient windows have been installed at a value of over $31,000.
A grateful SPCA President Kelly Brown noted, “this project was literally a breath of fresh air as many of the old windows would not even open! The animals and staff of the SPCA are deeply indebted to the kindness and generosity of Remodel USA. These new windows improve the livability of the facility, provide badly needed air circulation and will substantially reduce our heating and cooling costs. We are excited to see the next phase of this project unfold.” Brown added, “monthly energy expenses at the shelter exceed a thousand dollars. We expect a very different bill in the future and now more funds will be available to support our mission of direct animal care.”
Remodel USA is challenging other contractors to get involved in this “Animal Home Makeover.”
Kelly Brown, President