Progress Report: The Three R's
Our slogan for 2022 has been "Reopen, Rebrand, and Rebuild.”
So far, it’s going great!
We have fully reopened our doors to the public. The new shelter hours are 11 a.m.to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
In June, the Shelter received unprecedented government funding in the amount of $200,000 to build a new shelter. The funding, proposed by San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe, was approved June 14 by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The donation put us on our way to meet the $1 million goal needed to complete the first phase of the plans to build a new shelter and adoption complex.
Meanwhile, MBHS Board members are actively seeking corporate sponsorship, fundraising, and offering naming opportunities to donors - groups, organizations, individuals, foundations - who wish to dedicate an area or item in their name and/or to honor a beloved pet or animal welfare activist, for example, in this very meaningful way.
Thanks to Katrina Hercules of Outsiders Branding, who is generously donating her services, we have upgraded our promotional and advertising to reflect that we are the "Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter" -- the only no-kill shelter in our high desert community.
We are awaiting final approval for our plans to build a cost-effective and long-lasting new shelter and adoption complex. Loescher Meachem Architects, who have generously donated their services, are navigating the many regulations, requirements and deadlines that need to be met in advance of the final planning permit.
The plans for the new shelter and adoption complex will consist of several buildings that include housing for cats and kittens, dog kennels, plus several shaded dog parks for doggie free play.