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About 80 students from UC Merced will help rebuild rescue shelter

The Last Hope Cat Kingdom, a nonprofit animal rescue shelter, was destroyed in December following a fire, and students from the University of California, Merced, will help in the rebuilding effort, according to The Merced Sun Star.

Anna Allison, the vice president of community outreach for UC's fraternity and sorority council, joined the effort by doing construction work for the animal rescue shelter.

"After the fire the students started contacting me. They wanted to help. Sigma Chi took the lead and organized the event," Pam Moody, an administrator at UC Merced as well as a volunteer at the shelter, told the news source.

About 80 students are expected to lend a hand, according to Allison. Moody has commented that the animal shelter is not just looking for students with experience handling animals. They are also happy to welcome those with computer skills as well as those interested in manual labor.

The Last Hope Cat Kingdom is an all-species animal sanctuary, according to its Facebook page. It operates under a no-kill policy, which was another factor that attracted students to help with the organization.
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