PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a fundraiser for Paws Animal Rescue-as the local organization works to raise money for a new building. The campaign, dubbed “A Place for Paws” was held at the current shelter for cats in downtown Pierre. Adoptable dogs are cared for at foster homes throughout town. Kathy Hammond of Paws, says the fundraiser was started last year–but the flood caused it to be delayed to this year.
Hammond says they hope to raise $400,000 for the building. The land has already been purchased, thanks to donations by Scott and Julia Jones–who gave more than $80,000. Hammond says about $208,000 has been raised so far.
Hammond says the new building will be a place that can house cats and dogs. Paws also plans to make various changes at the new structure to give the public more access to the animals that are available for adoption.
Paws, which was formerly the Pierre/Fort Pierre Humane Society, has served the two communities for about 40 years. The new building for adoptable dogs and cats will be located on Lowell Avenue, just off Airport Road behind Walmart. Hammond says those interested in looking at plans for the new building can contact PAWS by phone at 223-CATS. For more information about the organization–or to see cats and dogs that need a new home–visit their website at www.pets4adoption.org.
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