Several weeks ago “The Watertown Daily Times” published an article regarding the need for a new roof for the Watertown Humane Society Shelter building. At that time, the members of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society were hoping for several donations large enough to cover the cost of the shingles and other materials to re-roof the building. However, the money was not received, and the Board members “felt it unwise to go ahead with the project until more money is in hand,” according to Board President Karen Koenig.
New Roof Status Update
The project is ongoing, Koenig stated, but will actually not be done until there are enough donations to cover the cost of the materials. Area roofers and volunteers had agreed to donate their time and talents to the project, and the Humane Society is very grateful for their selfless acts. The Board is hoping that the project to re-do the entire roof of the building can be accomplished by the end of summer.
“Many times in the past, animal lovers and supporters of the Shelter have helped us in times of need,” Koenig said. “We are again hoping that people will help us put a new roof on the building, which is fifteen years old. The Shelter may get some money back for the shingles failing before the warranty was up, but it is uncertain as to how much money and how soon it would come back from the manufacturing company.” Costs for materials will run approximately $5000, and labor costs would be above and beyond that.
How and Where You Can Donate
Donations for the roofing project may be sent or brought to the Watertown Humane Society at 418 Water Tower Court in Watertown at any time during business hours. You may also donate online from our website by clicking the roof donation button located on the right side of our website. Any and all donations will be gratefully accepted for the sake of the animals, and contributions to the Shelter, which is a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible.