Thanks to generous readers of NewsofStJohn.com, and others, the Animal Care Center will not close next week.
Alarms were sounded late last week by ACC board members that the "no kill" shelter would have to close at the end of August because it was broke. The volunteer organization was in dire shape, financially overwhelmed by the expenses of operating, caring for, and housing about 60 dogs, puppies, kittens and cats.
Despite what seem to be fund raisers held quarterly, all of which were described as "successful" a day later, the $13,000 monthly operating budget was not being met. "Fund raising is not enough. Know any grant writers who could help us," said the ACC's Jennifer Dale.
You can help now by making a donation through PayPal here.
Many readers of this Web site responded to our story published Friday. John Fuller, the ACC's Treasurer, said nearly 100 people contributed $5 to $1,000, totaling nearly $7.400. "We're not out of the woods yet," he said. One source said the ACC now has enough money to operate to the middle of October, when another fund raiser is planned.
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