Source: The Lancaster News
Article by Mandy Catoe
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Indian Land-based animal-rescue group has raised more than
three-fourths of the money it needs to expand the county animal
shelter’s capacity for dogs by 30 percent.
Lancaster Area Shelter
Supporters are just $3,000 short of their goal of $17,500 for a
portable, climate-controlled kennel that will be placed on a county-laid
concrete pad at the shelter at 118 Kennel Lane.
“Since the building
is self-contained, it can be moved when – not if – Lancaster County
builds a new animal shelter,” said LASS member Diane Rashall.
and other animal-support groups have been a constant presence at county
council meetings over the past year urging members to address the
“As a county, we have to do better than we have done,” said county council member Larry Honeycutt.
expressed admiration for LASS’s dedication and energy and believes the
county is moving in a positive direction to make improvements. He hopes
the county will soon build a new shelter.
The 12- by 26-foot unit
will have seven dog kennels. Currently, the county has 24 kennels, but
often six of those are occupied by dogs being held in court-related
cases, reducing the number of available kennels for adoptable dogs.
kennel expansion, which should save an additional 100 dogs each year,
is a joint effort between LASS, county council, shelter staff and
The county will pour the concrete pad and provide the utilities.
are living creatures and we need to put them at the top of the priority
list,” Honeycutt said. “I will do my very best with my remaining time
on council to improve the housing for these animals.
“LASS does a wonderful job and the current council is dedicated to helping them out,” Honeycutt said.
information can be found on the Facebook page Maddie’s LC Dogs. LASS is
a certified nonprofit, so all contributions are tax-deductible.
Donations can be sent to LASS, 51037 Arrieta Court, Indian Land, SC
29707. Call Diane Rashall at (704) 576-5674 with any questions.