The lives of dogs, cats, horses, roosters and other homeless animals who reside at the Sabine Parish Animal Shelter are about to get a little more comfortable.
Generous movie goers attended a movie at the Many Community Center and brought cash donations, blankets, towels, treats, a dog bed, and toys for the animals living at the shelter. The movie A Dog’s Purpose was a fundraiser for the shelter sponsored by the Town of Many, Many Mayor Ken Freeman and the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee. It was well attended by some generous animal lovers who gave generously to help out the shelter and its animals.
Shelter Manager Lisa Butler attended and considered the event a big success. “We’re going to use the money to purchase special items for the animals to make their lives better,” she said.
Butler asked if it would be possible to perhaps have a second fund raiser for the shelter animals in the fall. The Cultural District Advisory Committee will decide at their next meeting, and it is anticipated they will approve the request.
“Lots of us are animal lovers and most animal lovers are generous when it comes to helping animals,” Mary Brocato, chairperson of the Cultural District Advisory Committee, said. “If we can sponsor an event in the Cultural District that helps animals. I’m confident that we will.”
Pictured above, Sabine Animal Shelter Manager Lisa Butler and a newly arrived Australian Shepherd named Blanket inspect all the donations from animal lovers who attended the fundraiser at the Many Community Center on Jan.20.