WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) - The Humane Society of West Michigan is getting a facelift, thanks to a lot of donations and volunteers.
Petfinder's Rescue U, which recruits college students to help renovate animal shelters, will be fixing up the Walker facility next week. A grant of $20,000 will help pay for sound proofing adoption rooms and kennels, creating an outdoor agility course, and adding recycled turf outside, so the dogs won't burn their paws.
"They don't get a lot of free time to run around. They don't have play toys in their kennels very often so this gets them outside, gives them something to do and makes them a little bit less stir crazy," said Bryna Donnelly, National Director of Rescue U. "That's our goal, is to make the animals' lives easier by helping the humans who help them."
Volunteers from as far away as Oklahoma will be helping with the week-long renovations.
The recycled turf came from Duke's football stadium.