SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The expression "being in the doghouse" took on a far more positive meaning Saturday in Springfield.
Teams of volunteers spent their day building doghouses. It's a project started last year by Kane’s Krusade, a non-profit group devoted to dogs here in Western Massachusetts.
Kane's Krusade founder Kim George told 22News the reason teams of volunteers do this work.
“We build these customized, insulated doghouses that we call “Kondos” with a K, and we donate these to the elderly people on a fixed income so the dogs can be warm and safe in the winter,” said George.
Kim George believes a pet should be in the house with its loving owners, but sometimes the pet is prevented from staying in the house.
Volunteer Angela Larassa told 22News, “People who can't bring their dogs inside, they're insulated; protected from the New England harsh winter.”
It stood to reason that only a potential occupant should pass judgment on the work being done on the seven doghouses under construction.
The volunteers included fraternity brothers from the University of Massachusetts. The volunteers themselves provided the building materials.
Later on, Kane's Krusade will match up these new homes with some lucky dogs.