Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 20, 2013

Shelter can use some help

— In April 2012, Ark assumed responsibility for the LaGrange County Animal Shelter and it became the Ark Animal Sanctuary with the responsibility for animal control for the county and maintaining the facility. We are having an open house today from 1 to 3 p.m. The sanctuary is located at 0530 E. 300 South, LaGrange. The phone number at the sanctuary is 260-463-4142.

There are some things the sanctuary needs that you might be able to help with. Currently, they need a good “weed whacker,” a vehicle (preferably a van or an SUV in good condition and large enough to accommodate several crates and animals), laundry soap and bleach. Also, our food costs have gone up substantially. If anyone has any influence with a pet food manufacturer, please let us know.

Ark is always in need of volunteers, both at the sanctuary and at the Ark Paws & Claws Bookstore. At the bookstore we can use greeters to set at the desk and welcome visitors or you can help sort and put away books.

Here are some things to put on your calendar:

• Buddy’s Buds book at Ark Paws & Claws Bookstore for $10 donation.

• Paddle for Pooches at Mongo River Run on July 28. Call 260-336-2574.

• Annual dinner/auction Sept. 17 at 4-H fairgrounds.

We need your help to continue running the sanctuary, the Paws & Claws Bookstore, the Pet Food Pantry and our spay/neuter assistance program. Donations can be made to Ark, P.O. Box 95, Howe, IN 46746.

— Margaret C. Malone