On Sunday, we wrote in The White Plains Express about the financial plight facing the Elmsford Animal Shelter. (Read the story here). The no-kill shelter, one of the largest in the country, has seen donations dwindle because of the economic downturn and officials say it could close within a year if donations don’t increase. From the story:
With the shelter spending $120,000 a month to care for nearly 1,000 animals — the shelter’s policy is to never turn away an animal — the financial shortfall is threatening its ability to stay open, (board member Nancy) Hill said. Illustrating the crisis, she said if donations stopped today, the shelter wouldn’t make it through the year.
“It’s a fact that if donations don’t increase, eventually we will be faced with closing the shelter,” she said.
If you want to help, visit http://www.elmsfordanimalshelter.com and click the “Donate Now” button, call 914-592-7334 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or send a check to:
Elmsford Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 131
100 Warehouse Lane South
Elmsford, NY 10523
Photo: From left, Dr. Richard Demmerle, veterinarian at the Elmsford Animal Shelter and Christian Evangelista, a dog handler at the shelter, treat Precious, a pitbull at the shelter, Feb. 15, 2010. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )