Since the ARL has received massive media exposure for our Book Buddies program in early 2014, hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors have come to our shelter to participate in this fun, educational, and free program. With all this attention we quickly realized that our cat colonies could use a facelift. The cat colony walls and floors will first be corrected of deterioration of epoxy which has made our cats more susceptible to disease. This project will be completed in late 2014 – early 2015 utilizing grant funds. After restoration is complete, the ARL would love to create a more fun, colorful, and functional space in the cat colonies by asking artists to submit mural design concepts and allowing the four most-voted-for submissions to be implemented by the winning artists. Thousands of people visit the ARL each year and this opportunity presents one-of-a-kind exposure for artists!