Animal Rescue of New Orleans, or ARNO as they’re referred to, is an “organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love.” They have a proven track record of providing for those less fortunate animals and aiding in their medical care as well as finding permanent homes for all that they take in.
ARNO had a couple of issues within their shelter, so they contacted Rescue Rebuild for help. After many conversations, a game plan was put into motion, and now Rescue Rebuild was now headed to the “Deep South.”
The plan quickly took shape once Rescue Rebuild arrived at the shelter. They had volunteers working on several projects simultaneously to get everything done on time.
The main project was to repair chain link fencing in the kennels and kennel gates. This is a problem that all shelters will run into at some point. Due to urine, water, chemical/cleaners and rambunctious, over-excited dogs, the chain link takes a beating. Once the chain link starts to rust it can become dangerous and toxic to the dogs. Not to mention if there is a weak point in the kennel panel or gate, a dog can escape, putting them in danger
Next was to make the building leak proof. That’s right, we’re talking about roof repair. The building had developed several leaks over the years, so it was time to fix the leaky roof and make the shelter watertight. This is a big deal when you consider just how much rain Louisiana can receive in a year. New paint, shelving and a lot of organization finished off the build.
The old adage “what a difference a day makes” rings ever true with this build. With only a day to finish these projects, everything had to run perfectly. Rescue Rebuild’s crew of local volunteers didn’t disappoint. They were on top of everything and a huge asset in completing this on time. Stay tuned to see where Rescue Rebuild will pop up next. Maybe at a shelter near you!