(Exira) A group of three people plan to open an animal shelter in Audubon County late this spring or early summer. Terrie Huff and her husband Randy, along with Kathy Thompson are looking for help in opening a no kill private animal shelter called, “Shady Hollow Animal Rescue.”
“Audubon doesn’t have an animal shelter and a lot of animals are getting dumped,” stated Huff. “These are domestic animals; they don’t know how to defend themselves out in the wild. So a lot of them get feral and it is just not a good situation.”
Huff says she got the idea last year when she lost her pup and spent the day searching for it. During her search she found three abandoned dogs and a Pot Belly Pig.
“I just thought wow that’s crazy a Pot Belly Pig, how can anyone dump a Pot Belly Pig, I just thought it was awful. So I talked to my husband and it was just one of those things and it was time to see what the public thought of it,” said Huff.
Huff says they need donations. Currently they are trying to raise enough money for a building that someone might donate or sell at a reasonable price. “We can use anything that deals with an animal such as Leashes and collars. Carroll Rescue gave us big donation of food, litter, pans and all kinds of good stuff, and there is more, there is always a need.”
Huff says this will be a no kill facility which means a pet will not be put down as long as it is functional in a family environment or medically.
Huff says there is an account set up at the Exira Bank for the Rescue.
April 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. newscast