New County Animal Control Large Animal Barn funded by private charities
Noah’s Wish joined forces with PAWED’s (People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County) Finishing Touches Campaign to complete the funding of the large animal barn at the new El Dorado County Animal Services facility, scheduled to open in the fall.
Its contribution, together with a couple of initial generous contributions means PAWED has been able to fund the livestock barn and provide a few equipment items for the barn, as well.
Kevin Oliver, the chairman of the board of Noah’s Wish said, “The efforts and work PAWED is doing for our community fits in with the mission statement of Noah’s Wish. To provide shelter to animals during disasters and to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals with our training and outreach programs. As a national organization Noah’s Wish is pleased to support PAWED and El Dorado County’s new Animal Services facility and shelter with a $55,000 donation towards PAWED’s Finishing Touches campaign for the construction of the shelters barn facility.”
Charlene Welty, president of PAWED, said, “We are so grateful to Noah’s Wish for joining our campaign in such a meaningful way and making a huge impact on the lives of animals that will be sheltered at this facility. The barn is the single biggest budget item on PAWED’s Finishing Touches list — its funding is an important milestone in our campaign and we thank Noah’s Wish for that. This generous contribution from Noah’s Wish to fund the barn means that when our new county animal shelter opens this fall, it will include safe, clean, functional and attractive housing for large animals in the temporary care of Animal Services.”
For more information on PAWED’s Finishing Touches campaign and to help complete the $200,000 fundraising campaign visit www.pawedpets.org. PAWED is an all volunteer non-profit supporting the county’s animals since 2000.