C.A.R.E.’s efforts to build new animal shelter under way

Published on: June 6, 2019

C.A.R.E.’s efforts to build new animal shelter under way

About 100 people interested in helping the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort build a larger, more modernized, no-kill animal shelter helped kick off of its Build It! capital campaign to raise $3 million. The event took place at May 31 at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce.

Veterinarian Hal Ott, C.A.R.E.’s founder, Penny Smith, its current board president, and veterinarian Bob Encinosa, its medical director, cut a red ribbon to symbolically get the fundraising started. Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith, members of the Sun City Center Area and Greater Riverview chambers and the public participated.

The original building housing the shelter was built in the early 1960s, is in continual need of repair and is too small to meet C.A.R.E.’s growing needs to serve the community.

Donations can be made on Facebook through Penny’s fundraiser for Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, at https://bit.ly/2WlrMgi or by mailing a check with Build It! in the note field to C.A.R.E., 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570.

Lois Kindle

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