On Wednesday, the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, in Georgetown, Del., announced that they will be closing their doors.
A press release with details of the closure was posted to the sanctuary's Facebook fans; financial problems were cited as the reason for the closure:
The Board of Directors of Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County (SHAS) has announced that the organization will close on December 1, 2013, due to lack of funds.
The facility is reaching out to the public for help in placing the animals who currently call SHAS home.
SHAS is requesting community support to adopt the remaining dogs. The facility will be open to assist with adoptions Thursdays and Saturday s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you want to discuss a special appointment time, please email email@example.com.
In Thursday's publication of Newsworks, Kevin Usilton, the executive director of First State Animal Center and SPCA, stated:
I knew this was coming. The business model was a failure,
The millions of dollars spent on this shelter could have saved thousands of animals."
An estimated 85 dogs are still in need of homes; click here to view adoptable animals on the sanctuary's Facebook page.
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