Local Eagle Scout Builds Clever Cat Condos for Animal Rescue Group
Mike Stewart of Boy Scout Troop 27 in Eureka, chose HART(Humboldt Animal Rescue Team) as the recipient of his service project to attain the highest rank available of Eagle Scout. Stewart and his father worked together to build four large welded “cat condos” for the rescue. These sturdy cages will help HART to house cats and kittens for decades. Local steel fabricators Fortuna Iron and Ferndale’s DCI Construction donated the materials needed to build the condos, so Stewart was also generous enough to gift the money he had raised for supplies, $500, to HART as well.
Stewart did research to figure out the design best suited to cats and after months of work came up with these roomy condos. The details are impeccable, with moveable wheels, soft surfaces, different levels (cats love to climb), removable doors and a sturdy frame, these are cages that would retail for a total of $6,000!
Stewart learned of the need through a friend of a friend and because he is interested in welding he took on the task. In between taking classes at College of the Redwoods, and doing many other service activities in BST 27, Stewart was able to design and build these sustainable and beautiful cages.
His future plans include finishing at CR and then enlisting in either the Navy or Coast Guard, and then on to work as a CHP officer.
HART is grateful for all of the community support it receives and wants to especially thank Stewart for his hard work and commitment to creating these beautiful condos.
Humboldt Animal Rescue Team is a small animal rescue located in Eureka, CA. We specialize in cats and kittens. All the animals in our program are from Humboldt County, CA. We are a 100% volunteer run organization, no one collects a paycheck, we are all here for the animals. Since 2014, we have been saving animals through adoptions while also helping the community to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and feed their pets, keeping even more animals out of the shelter. Even if HART can’t take an animal into the program we strive to do anything we can to alleviate the animals suffering by connecting them with the necessary services to help them. In order to do this we rely on community donations. If you would like to help us continue this important work donate through our Paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our webpage www.humboldtanimalrescueteam.
We are located at 8 West 6th Street, Eureka, CA.
Please schedule an appointment to visit by calling 707-616-6440