In early 2018 the Washington Area Humane Society was in the beginning stages of planning for construction of their new facility as well as starting a capital campaign. Kelly Proudfit, Executive Director of the society was tasked with building a group of volunteers to serve on the construction committee.
The crate was hot and cramped. Gracie, a tan dog with a white chest and white toes, huddled unhappily inside. Occasionally, the sound of footsteps outside made her head perk up with hope – maybe she would be let out of the crate, or at least fed and given some water. But Gracie was ignored, and she began to grow weak.