Township receives grant to update animal shelter
By Kevin Elliott
The Bloomfield Township Animal Shelter will receive cosmetic upgrades to its lobby at 4200 Telegraph Road with the help of a private foundation grant made available to the township, trustees learned at their meeting on Monday, October 24.
Bloomfield Township Police Officer Nick Soley said the township has worked with the foundation in the past, which recently reached out to the township to assist with the shelter project.
“We want to take a crack at fixing up the front lobby of the animal shelter, including taking out the old flooring, desks and cabinets that have been there since the early 1980's,” he said.
Soley said the work is estimated to cost a total of $33,445, with the private foundation reimbursing $29,941.59 of the cost. The additional cost, he said, is to include higher quality countertops that will have a longer lifespan.
Bloomfield Township Supervisor Dani Walsh said the 501(c)(3) organization providing the grant requested the foundation remain private, as not to be inundated with funding requests from various municipalities.
“It’s a really great foundation, and they really like working with Nick and Bloomfield Township,” she said.