Recognize Us?

By June 13, 2017 top story No Comments
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If you haven’t been to the shelter in awhile you might not even recognize us these days!

What was once an eye sore of a “pond” in front of the shelter…is now becoming a beautiful, tranquil area that will now become part of our PATH FOR PAWS! A beautiful and deeply sentimental area of the shelter property will soon become a new living memorial which will be dedicated to “ALL THE NOSES THAT NEED HOMES…” .


LAST SUMMER OUR SWAMPY POND WAS AN EYESORE


THIS SUMMER OUR POND IS BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED WITH BRIDGES/LIGHTS AND FOUNTAINS

An amazing location to place a permanent engraved Brick in our – PATH FOR PAWS will be laid with your choice of a 4×8 ($100) or an 8×8 ($200) customized engraved bricks that honor a special person, pet, event or milestone in our supporters or visitors / adopters lives.

q4x8 and 8×8 Brick options – both can be engraved and both have the option for a free clip art design

It’s a permanent and amazingly unique way YOU and your family or friends can honor or memorialize a special person/pet/family…. or even a milestone such as a wedding, anniversary or graduation!

The best part is 100% of all money raised will benefit our pets and programs AND we’ll be happy to provide you with a receipt for your tax deductible donation! A win-win-win for all.

Some of the current bricks we’ve had engraved are beautiful sentiments dedicated to a family or friend – others are dedicated to a pet we’ve maybe loved and/or lost – some honor a wedding day- and many others are just thoughtful shelter supporters with their family names on the beautifully engraved bricks with the date they adopted their new family member!

We still need your help to finish our PATH FOR PAWS.... and we are still (and will continue to take orders over the upcoming month/years.. as we have a lot of space to fill!) accepting brick orders and will be doing so you can order your custom engraved Brick in either a 4×8 or 8×8.

Thinking bigger and better? After multiple requests from shelter supporters and visitors looking for even bigger more prominent ideas on how families wish to honor their loved ones…we thought what a great idea!!!

For those families who’d like to really stand out… we are also offering exclusive options…with the following: Choose one of the areas below and we’ll also include your choice of a plaque AND your choice of a custom engraved 4×8 or 8×8 brick.

If you are interested in one of the locations below please email the Director at Leigh13@ix.netcom.com

  • $1,000 NAME A GATE – only 4 gates available.we will have a plaque made to be permanently displayed on one of four gates surrounding the pond. Honor and/or memorialize your favorite person/s – places – events or milestones. Plus your choice of a 4×8 OR 8×8 engraved customized Brick to join the rest of our PATH FOR PAWS. Select 1 of 4 gates to have your custom engraved permanent plaque

  • $5,000 NAME A BENCH – only 1 currently available placed around the pond. we will have a plaque made to be permanently displayed on one of 3 benches surrounding the pond. Honor and/or memorialize your favorite person/s – places – events or milestones. Plus your choice of a 4×8 OR 8×8 engraved customized Brick to join the rest of our PATH FOR PAWS.

  • $10,000 NAME A BRIDGE – only 2 available (with one of them pending.). These bridges will have a plaque made to be permanently displayed on one of 2 bridges in the pond. Honor and/or memorialize your favorite person/s – places – events or milestones. Plus your choice of a 4×8 OR 8×8 engraved customized Brick to join the rest of our PATH FOR PAWS. Select one of only 2 bridges to become your namesake..
  • $25,000 NAME OUR PERGOLA – ONLY 1 availablethe PERGOLA IS ESSENTIALLY THE CHERRY ON TOP! The 10×10 pergola will be the most visible and prominent display in our beautiful pond! It is near the center of the pond and when crossing over the bridge you will be under the pergola. It is also where our PATH FOR PAWS starts! A beautiful and visible location. The PATH FOR PAWS starts just beneath the pergola will have a plaque made to be permanently displayed in honor of your favorite person/s – places – events or milestones. Plus your choice of a 4×8 OR 8×8 engraved customized Brick to join the rest of our PATH FOR PAWS. The pergola is the most visible item from all sides of the pond

To order your 4×8 or 8×8 Brick OR your Extra special exclusive gate, bench, bridge or pergola, simply print and return page 3 & 4

The shelter accepts

  • checks made payable to ANIMAL SHELTER INC pls indicate PATH FOR PAWS in note section of check.
  • Cash or
  • Visa/MasterCard (pls add 3% if using credit cards).

Complete details and order form can be found by clicking on the link below!

As soon as all of the bricks are ordered and laid, we will be posting an announcement on our website www.sterlingshelter.org or on our various social media accounts… stay tuned for more info! Once this enormous project is complete we will make sure to spread the word and we welcome you to come visit and see if you can find your Brick!!

LIGHTS – FOUNTAINS – CAMERAS … oh my!!

We have already been approached by many people and groups who are interested in actually having photo shoots done at the pond as well! From prom pictures, to wedding photos and even senior class photos… (and even though our pond wasn’t just yet completely finished) we’ve already had a 2 different school groups (Watchusett and Leominster HS) arrange to “rent” our pond for their photo shoots!!! Who knew??? If you have a special event coming up and might be interested in having your family portraits – school photos – wedding photos or just fun photos done at the pond please contact leigh13@ix.netcom.com – we’d be more than happy to work something out to help you!

Both Leominster & Watchusett H.S. classmates asked to have their pre prom pix at the pond. We filled the pond and turned on the fountains for some great photos!

All bricks are a classic brick red with black lettering. Each brick size has different options for lines¬† characters¬† and location for clip art – Spaces count as letters, as do punctuation. The cost for a single 4×8 brick is $100.

Should you wish to order more than ONE brick we are happy to discount additional bricks for only $75 each (to receive discount on more than 1 brick additional bricks must be ordered at the same time). The cost for a single 8×8 brick is $200 Should you wish to order more than ONE brick we are happy to discount additional bricks for only $150 each (to receive discount on more than 1 brick additional bricks must be ordered at the same time).

Any questions please email leigh13@ix.netcom.com

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