Progress is being made toward a new home build for the Brant County SPCA. With the re-zoning and site plans underway, the organization is now gearing up to launch a hefty fundraising campaign to help pay for a new
Executive Director, Robyn Kuchma says their current location on Mohawk Street is cramped and inadequate for the many new services they plan to provide.
“The new shelter is going to have an in-house vet clinic to serve the programs that we will be offering as well as the animals we serve. It’s going to have a great adoption program. We’re going to be providing all the services we already do and even more.”Robin Kuchma, Executive Director, Brant County SPCA
The new animal shelter’s completion is still a couple years out. Kuchma says, they faced a “little hiccup” on obtaining the land but are now moving forward. Their new home will be located on three acres on Kraemers Way in Brantford’s Northwest Business Park. The City of Brantford sold that land to the organization at a cost of $225 thousand.
Kuchma adds, their immediate task will be to begin talks with donors to start making pledges toward their goal.
“The number that we’re looking to raise is around $6 million but that could rise a little depending on our partnerships and additional programs but right now that’s what we need to raise from the community.”Robin Kuchma, Executive Director, Brant SPCA