Saturday, April 27, 2013
The volunteers are from Invensys.
Volunteers from Invensys will be at the Attleboro Animal Shelter at 8 a.m. today and tomorrow to build a new dog pen as part of National Volunteer Week. The company is donating $2,500 in materials and 120 hours in man power for the effort. "They will remove the run-down outside dog pen and replace it with a new one," wrote Kim Penque, president of the Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter, in an email to Attleboro Patch. "This is the only outside area where our shelter dogs can run freely off leash. As of right now the current pen is pieced together and has outlived its purpose, so we are excited for the dogs and grateful for the Invensys team."
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter is collecting donations to provide medical care for local dogs and cats.
Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter is caring for several dogs and cats needing extra medical attention. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations from the community so it can help these animals. "FAAS is a nonprofit volunteer group, which provides care for dogs and cats who end up in the city's shelter," a press release from the organization states. "The city doesn't provide any money for the medical care of cats and has a limited budget for dogs." FAAS provided the following biographies for cats and dogs needing medical attention: Those who want to help can write a check payable to FAAS, P.O. Box 592 Attleboro, MA 02703. Contributions can also be made via PayPal using FAAS's email address email@example.com. Donors are asked…
Friday, March 29, 2013
The event will include horse riding, face painting, arts and crafts, raffle and bake sale.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The city will borrow a total of $6.2 million to fund three municipal projects.
In three separate 10-0 votes, the Attleboro City Council voted Tuesday night to approve loan orders totaling $6.2 million to fund three municipal projects, including a new animal shelter and upgrades to Attleboro High School's athletic complex. Mayor Kevin Dumas requested approval of the loan orders ($1.16 million for the animal shelter, $3.55 million for the high school athletic project and $1.523 million to upgrade a municipal water treatment facility's computer system). Only 10 councilors voted Tuesday because Council President Frank Cook is serving as acting mayor while Dumas is in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration Although the vote to fund the projects was unanimous, several councilors said they were troubled…
The City Council will vote on borrowing money to build an animal shelter, improve the high school's athletic complex and upgrade a municipal water treatment facility's computer system.
The residents spoke last week, and tonight it will be the Attleboro City Council's opportunity to weigh in on Mayor Kevin Dumas' proposal for the city to borrow $6.2 million to fund three projects, including the building of an animal shelter and improvements to Attleboro High School's athletic complex. More than 100 people came to the council chambers last week for the public hearing on the loan orders. Nearly all the speakers were in favor of the mayor's proposals, with the one exception being a man who was uneasy about the $1.16 million price tag for the animal shelter. Several councilors have spoken in favor of the animal shelter and high school projects. Recent behind-the-scenes talk could mean there is at least some concern among …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The $1.16 million price tag may be a concern for at least some councilors.
As the City Council vote on funding the Attleboro Animal Shelter project approaches, there has been some action taking place behind the scenes that could mean at least some councilors are concerned about the $1.16 million price tag. Several sources contacted Attleboro Patch saying City Councilor Brian Kirby, who heads the council's Budget and Appropriations Committee, was trying to form a voting bloc to reject Mayor Kevin Dumas' proposal for the city to seek a $1.16 million loan to fund the construction of a 3,600-square-foot facility. He wants the price of the project to go down closer to the city's original $600,000 estimate, sources say. "There is nothing I can do to bring down the cost of the animal shelter," wrote Kirby in an email …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Nobody speaks in opposition to the city acquiring loans for an upgrade to the high school's athletic complex and a new animal shelter.
Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas wants the city to seek loans of $1.116 million to construct a new animal shelter and $3.55 million to upgrade Attleboro High School's athletic complex. More than 100 people were at City Hall Tuesday night to tell the City Council they support the proposals. Public hearings took place Tuesday on the two loan requests as well as a third one for $1.523 million to upgrade a municipal water treatment plant computer system. The council heard from several proponents, no opponents and one person who said he was concerned about the price of the animal shelter, but stressed he was not against the project. Kim Penque, president of the Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter, spoke about various planned features for the new…
Monday, January 14, 2013
The current shelter is a reminder of a shameful period in Attleboro's history. A new one will help the animals and symbolize the hard work that hundreds of residents have done to make our system one of the best in Massachusetts.
We all know that the Attleboro Animal Shelter building is a "broken," dysfunctional and in some ways, dangerously outdated building—woefully sub-standard by any measure. As a matter of practicality, we need a new building. There doesn't seem to be an argument against this from any quarter. My reason for supporting a new facility goes beyond the building of a functional facility. When I visit our animal shelter and venture into the back room to see the homeless animals, my eyes are always drawn to the first "stall" on the right. Sixteen years ago, when I first stepped foot in this building, this was the stall that housed the next dog to die. On my first visit, which was most unwelcomed by the staff, this particular stall was occupied by a …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The event takes place Saturday at the animal shelter on Pond Street North.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The event will include craft vendors, children's activities and plenty of other exciting features.
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- Kim Penque
Monday, September 24, 2012
Get ready for a day of fun. Join us for a tail waggin' time on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter's ninth annual "Harvest Fest, Craft Fair & Family Event," sponsored by Goldmark Credit Union. All proceeds will benefit the homeless dogs and cats at the Attleboro Animal Shelter and in foster care. We are "Paving the way ... one paw at a time." With no city funding for felines, all medical costs and care of the cats residing at the shelter and in foster care with FAAS rely completely on FAAS. We also take on medical needs of dogs that need additional medical care that the city's budget does not cover. The event will take place on the grounds at the Attleboro Animal Shelter, 27 Pond Street …