Why build a Cat Sanctuary?

A Haven for FeLV/FIV+ Cats

The first Cat Sanctuary in Alabama.

With the GHHS thrift store moving to a new, off-site facility in 2020, it was determined that the empty on-property building would be repurposed into the cat sanctuary. Due to the age of the building, and the pertinent construction needs of making a safe and secure refuge, the costs are higher than anticipated.

One Major Naming Opportunity Left!

Your Legacy, Their Benefit.
$10,000 - FeLV Private Cat Suite

To discuss your major gift to support the Cat Sanctuary, please contact [email protected]

Or Join our Feline Friends!

Choose your level, choose your benefits, and complete your donation to join.

$ 1,000
  • Large Pawprint in Sanctuary Lobby
  • Invitation to annual Feline Friend Dinner
  • Bi-annual Cat Sanctuary Newsletter
  • Recognition in 2023 GHHS Yearbook
  • Recognition in January 2024 GHHS Newsletter
  • 2024 GHHS Membership
$ 500
  • Medium Pawprint in Sanctuary Lobby
  • Invitation to annual Feline Friend Dinner
  • Bi-annual Cat Sanctuary Newsletter
  • Recognition in 2023 GHHS Yearbook
  • Recognition in January 2024 GHHS Newsletter
$ 250
  • Small Pawprint in Sanctuary Lobby
  • Invitation to annual Feline Friend Dinner
  • Bi-annual Cat Sanctuary Newsletter
  • Recognition in January 2024 GHHS Newsletter

Save countless lives!

Project Budget:

$245,629.88

Funds Raised
75%
As of Aug 30, 2023

GHHS is converting an on-property building that used to serve as the shelter’s thrift store. Funding will help with the build-out of the sanctuary including, but not limited to the expansion on the south side of the building, along with interior space including private enclosures and a medical exam room. The cat sanctuary will serve the entirety of North Alabama, however, GHHS hopes to offer the sanctuary to rescues and shelters across the southeast region.

Although GHHS would like to open the sanctuary as soon as possible, the project will be based on the timing of all funds raised.

Project Budget Line Items:

  • Permit, utility fees
  • Demolition, clean up, trash removal
  • Roof ADD- repair at penetrations
  • Concrete & CMU
  • Steel structure openings
  • Window and Door glass
  • Framing, insulation, drywall, ceiling
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Gas
  • Wood frame and labor
  • Interior doors, locks, and hardware
  • Mirrors, restroom accessories
  • Cabinets and countertops
  • Paint
  • Flooring
  • Miscellaneous fixtures install
  • Final clean
  • General & Miscellaneous, based on contractor
  • Add Windows and additional cleanup

The Face of the Cat Sanctuary
Marko

Marko was a beautiful boy diagnosed with Feline AIDS and Leukemia, adopted from GHHS in 2022.

More info coming soon!

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