Woman raises awareness for animal shelter by moving in

Posted on December 29, 2009 under Pet News (General)

Rhonda Estes looks to keep shelter open so it can continue to help animals find homesTo save the animal shelter at which she works, Rhonda Estes is raising awareness and money to keep the animal haven alive by eating and sleeping in the shelter for a month.

This is not the first time Estes has moved into the shelter, last year when the Madison County Humane Society was in danger of closing, Estes moved in for 30 days with the furry companions and raised $23,000, according to the Herald Bulletin.

Now, facing the same predicament, Estes moved in again, reasoning that the ones who are really benefiting are the 115 homeless cats and dogs, who Estes says like having her in the shelter with them.

The fundraiser appears once again to be working. Despite not garnering as much national media attention as the last effort, the shelter reports that animal adoption rates are higher now than they were the entire month of November.

The shelter practices good pet care by being a no-kill shelter, meaning no animals are euthanized.

According to the news provider, Estes had raised $22,500 when she still had 10 days left to go in her stay.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19532946-ADNFCR

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