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Save-A-Pet Needs Local Residents’ Help

Save-A-Pet needs residents' help in building a group home for homeless cats.

Current space at the Dothan animal shelter is inadequate and presents health hazards.

There are dozens of cages sit on the inside of the Dothan Animal Shelter. Each cage is containing homeless cats. Many of the cats are with contagious diseases, and many who are facing euthanization.

Save-A-Pet along with the city of Dothan is hoping to offer a comfortable incentive.

"It’ll be a more natural setting for them where they'll have scratching posts and ramps where they'll be able to socialize and interact, a much healthier environment," said Barbi Nolan, project coordinator at Save-A-Pet.

The plan is for the structure to be chain-linked. It’ll have a shingle roof and 12 separate homes.

Officials hope the new environment will prompt for adoptions.

"It's important first of all to provide better housing for the cats, but most important of all when people come in and see the cats that are well cared for they'll be happy to see them and com out and adopt them," said Nolan

Save-A-Pet needs local residents’ help with purchasing the materials for the $10,000 project in Dothan.


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