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K911 needing $50,000 to complete animal shelter

Published 7:47pm Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Camp Hill’s Rescue K911’s dream is inching closer to becoming a reality.

Owner Loraine Weaver said the canine rescue began construction on its Shadow’s Rest building project in early August, but they are at the end of their current funding.

“We needed a place for our elderly, handicapped and special needs dogs … and we wanted them to have a homelike atmosphere rather than be in kennels,” she said.

Weaver said the house – which is a little over halfway completed – is located next to Rescue K911 and the rescue has dreamed about this particular project for years.

“We had an old farmhouse on our property that we just used for storage, so we thought if we put some money into, maybe we can fix it up,” Weaver said of the house. “We had a dog named Shadow who died of cancer, so that’s why we named it Shadow’s Rest.”

Weaver said she hopes about 20 to 30 dogs will be able to reside in the house, which will also include an adoption center, a medical room, a food prep area and a grooming area.

“It’s just going to be cozy, open rooms for the dogs,” she said.

She estimated that the project will cost another $45,000 to $50,000 to complete and that there is a private donor who will continue to match all donations dollar for dollar.

“We’re a little over half way – we probably need another $45,000 because now we’re getting down to the expensive things like the air conditioning and electrics,” she said.

Donnie Scott Construction in Alexander City is constructing the project, she said.

We’d like to get started again soon on the project if Santa helps us out,” she said.

Those interested in donating to the project can do so by mail to P.O. Box 862, Auburn, AL, 36831, through PayPal on www.rescuek911.com or by calling 256-896-4694.

“It’s been a labor of love,” she said. “The community is helping us with it and it’s going to be so wonderful to have. We’ve been here 13 or 14 years. We want this for them.”

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