Saturday, November 22, 2003

Animal shelter building on faith, hopes for donations



By Perry Schaible
Enquirer contributor

MILLVILLE - The Animal Adoption Foundation - a nonprofit, no-kill shelter - will take another step today toward the opening of a new and bigger home.

Officials will break ground Saturday in a private ceremony for a 7,000-square-foot shelter on six acres on U.S. 27 near this Butler County community.

The shelter, now located in Okeana, is at capacity with 60 animals. The new shelter will have an air conditioner, cat condos and almost 30 percent more room for the dogs.

The shelter is asking for donations to avoid taking out a loan for the building. "We're still running about $300,000 short of what we need to do the first phase of the facility," said Marcia Mullins, board vice president.

The cost of a basic new building is $1.2 million.

The foundation will hold its Waggin' Tails auction Feb. 21 at the Pebble Creek Golf Course. Tickets are $25.

For more information go to www.aafpets.org or call 738-0020. Mail donations to: AAF, P.O. Box 13119, Hamilton, OH 45013.




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