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Animal shelter receives doghouses and donations

An animal shelter in North Carolina recently had quite the influx of charitable donations, StarNewsOnline.com reports.

It all started when a local newspaper printed a story about how the Pender Animal Shelter, located in Burgaw, was in need of doghouses. Less than 24 hours later, the center was inundated with offers.

"It was remarkable," Darlene Clewis, the shelter manager, told the news outlet. "By the time I finished with one phone call I would have 10 voicemail messages....I was trying to answer them as fast as I could."

So far the center has collected 40 doghouses and more than $8,000. They have also received more than 2,500 pounds in food donations.

The shelter needed the houses to stay open and refrain from euthanizing most of its furry residents. The state law stipulates that every dog at an animal rescue center must have its own cage.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, between 6 and 7 million dogs and cats are cared for in shelters every year.
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