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Pet Shelter Needs Help to Stay Open


DECATUR- A local "no kill" pet shelter could be in danger of closing its doors. Homeward Bound pet shelter needs to meet their fundraising goal of 50 thousand dollars by March.

They place six hundred animals each year into loving homes in Macon County and save them from being euthanized.  They also help people in the community by giving the developmentally disabled jobs and work skills.

The shelter is run through Macon Resources and provides roughly 20 community based jobs.

Homeward Bound Director Linda Clary says having to close would have a big impact.

"It would be heartbreaking not only from the animal standpoint, but also for the folks that are working here, the employees, the individuals who come here for job training," Clary says." It would be a place that they would no longer have to come."

She says it costs two hundred thousand dollars a year to take care of the animals and pay staff,   all of that money coming from donations.

More details now on how to help.

To donate in person, stop by 1720 East Huston drive in Decatur.

By mail at PO Box 3831 Decatur, 62524 or donate by phone at 876-1266.  And if you'd like to donate online,

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