Lonestar Animal Sanctuary in Need of Expansion 10/26/13
CBS 7 News
October 26, 2013
A local animal shelter is in need of an expansion and donations, so much so that the Midland Mayoral Candidates all came together for a common cause: to raise awareness about this organization.
Since the recent closure of Midland's SPCA, the Permian Basin housing crisis has started to effect our furry friends too.
Now, the only remaining no-kill shelter in Midland hopes to expand but, they have run across some red tape.
Over 200 animals currently call Lonestar Animal Sanctuary home but it's starting to get a little cramped.
Following the closing of the SPCA, abandoned, abused, and neglected cats and dogs have made their way to Lonestar.
"Unfortunately this place is the only place you can bring an animal right now that's a no-kill sanctuary," says volunteer and advocate Matthew Ash, "For everyone dog that is adopted, three dogs are on the waiting list to come in.”
But with an influx of needy animals comes the need for more space and more money.
"It cost 1500 dollars a day to run this facility, which means medicine food donations toys,” says Ash.
Sixteen acres was recently donated to the shelter for expansion but the organization has encountered some red tape regarding Fairgrounds Road.
Until arrangements can be made to find fur-ever homes for these animals, Lonestar needs all the help they can get.
For more information on how you can donate, visit http://www.lonestarsanctuary.org/