The cement was poured on Monday 11/23. It was exciting to watch it go down and watch the guys smooth it out. Unfortunately, it didn't set like it was supposed to. It's hard now but the surface is ruined. The finisher has been talking to the concrete company and they will be fixing it. However, now we need to wait for them to test the strength to decide if it needs to be completely pulled up or just capped. Either way it will set us back a few weeks as we cannot even get on the schedule for the building delivery until the concrete is correct. We're only on step one and we're already over budget and behind schedule!
We've been furiously raising money this year to expand our facility. There have been so many reptiles turned in this year that we're just out of space! The rescue started out being run out of our home and that is just not sustainable anymore.
This week the foundation is being poured for our brand new rescue building. A huge 30x50 metal building where we can consolidate all the animals, have a food prep area, a proper office, store some of our store inventory, breed our feeder insects, and - best of all - have the public out to meet the animals! We look forward to being able to have more volunteers and making caring for all these animals easier.
We still need your help though. We've saved enough for the foundation and the building but now we have to get electrical and insulation and walls and so much more. Please consider donating to our fundraiser, this building will never happen without your help!