Drum roll, please!
You’ve waited. You’ve watched. You’ve been with us every step of the way. And now, at last,
Buster’s Bunkhouse is finished!
(AKA the Cat Cottage)
WE ARE READY TO OPEN THE DOORS!
It’s been a 3 1/2-year project filled with challenges, but we weathered the storms of supply chain issues and skyrocketing lumber prices due to COVID, and more.
And you’ve been there with us.
Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for believing in us.
Thank you for donating to help us build this tiny house that will keep our cats safe and comfy until a regular foster home opens up or they are adopted—whichever comes first.
And now, at long last, we are done!
A HUGE thank you to Jan, who served as our project manager for the last and most critical phases of the project, and to our wonderful volunteers Alec and Bill who spent countless hours at the Bunkhouse doing all of the interior “catification” work. And of course, we are extremely grateful to our wonderful foster mom, Cat, and her family for the use of the land the Bunkhouse sits on, and all their behind-the-scenes help and patience through this long construction project. Thank you everyone who helped to make this happen!
We are all so happy to see this long-awaited structure ready for residents. It is heartbreaking when we have to turn away cats in need, due to lack of foster homes. This will be a true lifesaver! Now, if needed, we will have a safe landing space for emergency surrenders and will be able to say yes when over-crowded shelters seek our assistance.
Buster’s Bunkhouse is named after Buster, the first cat we brought into our program way back in August of 2016. Buster was fostered—and then adopted—by Ellie. He came from the Hitchcock Road Shelter where he arrived as a stray with a huge abscess on his head. Shelter staff fell in love with him and named him Frankie. Ellie also fell in love with him and renamed him Buster, after the San Francisco Giants’ star Buster Posey. The two watched Giants games together and shared lots of love. Buster enjoyed four contented years with Ellie before passing away at age 14 1/2 in 2020.
In the Bunkhouse, there is a plaque honoring Buster. There is also a board reserved for your very own personalized commemoration. If you would like to honor or remember a special pet or person and help support Golden Oldies at the same time, you can do so by purchasing a kitty tag that will be engraved with your heart’s sentiment and hung on the board. A $100 donation (or more if you wish to give more generously) will preserve your thoughtful words. Up to FOUR lines with 15, 16, 16 and 16 characters, respectively.
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