FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 7, 2022
Angel’s Wish Media Contact: Alyssa Pon-Franklin, Board Member Mobile: (262) 510-9510
Angel’s Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center Expansion Continues
Verona, WI – Construction is well underway for an expansion to Angel’s Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center in Verona. Angel’s Wish is a nonprofit, all-volunteer cat and kitten organization. The organization’s new and existing spaces join together to create a 3,000 square foot expansion that will offer better experiences for cats and the people who love them.
The expansion doubles the organization’s footprint in the business condo complex at 161 Horizon Drive in Verona. Once completed, the facility will include a dedicated medical room, more visiting rooms for potential adopters to meet adoptable cats, more cat condos, a dedicated room for nail trim and microchipping services, a training room for workshops and volunteer orientations, and more.
Construction started in April and is expected to be completed this fall.
According to Angel’s Wish board member Alyssa Pon-Franklin, “We’re excited about being able to better serve cats in need from the Greater Madison area and help form more human-animal connections in a welcoming, healthy environment. We’ve already taken in over 100 more cats than this time last year, and our expansion will help us better serve the hundreds of animals who come into our care each year.”
An unexpected gift from a donor’s estate arrived just as the condo units adjoining Angel’s Wish became available for sale. Her donation covered the cost of buying the condo units, but the community’s support is needed to complete construction. Angel’s Wish is hoping to raise at least $150,000 to help with construction costs. The group is hoping to raise at least $40,000 more before construction is complete.
To help, a donor has come forward and will match all gifts received before September 30, up to $10,000.
Naming opportunities for rooms in the expanded facility are still available. Donors can honor or remember a pet, person, or family, or even include their business or organization. This sponsorship comes with a customized plaque on the door or wall of the area being sponsored.
To learn more about the project, including project details, floor plans, and to donate, please visit: https://angelswish.org/buildingfortomorrow/. Checks can be mailed to Angel’s Wish, 161 Horizon Drive, Suite 106, Verona, WI 53593 with “Building” in the memo.
Interviews and media tours are available by request. Contact Alyssa Pon-Franklin, Board Member, at
(262) 510-9510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Angel’s Wish
Angel’s Wish was founded in 2000 by volunteers inspired to create a community where animals were not euthanized for space. They’ve grown from first helping primarily Dane County animals to now helping vulnerable cats throughout South Central Wisconsin and beyond. Over ten thousand cats and kittens have found new homes through the organization. Angel’s Wish is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization.