Two Dedicated Animal Rescuers Working Together In Troy

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By Sarah Cantey

 There are only 16 kennels in Troy's pound to hold dogs. A few months ago the city announced a partnership to build an animal shelter. 

 
Two private non profits raised more than $300,000 in funds and assets for Pike County's first animal shelter. But, there's no set date on ground breaking.
 
In the meantime Jacqueline Meeks and Tiffany Howington are two dedicated animal lovers helping to get dogs into permanent homes. So far, they've rescued more than 100 dogs from Troy's pound. They use social media to set up transports and find foster homes. 
 
Tiffany Howington said, "This puppy, if it was in the pound they don't have the funds for vet care. They don't have the funds for spay and neuter they don't have anything like that. If you don't help them they're like children, they cant do for themselves. You are the only person that's going to be responsible and help them."
 
The funds raised for the shelter will be presented to the city of Troy at an event next Thursday. The event's called "brown bag and leashes" and  starts at 6 Thursday night on the square. The public is invited to bring their pets to celebrate. 
 
All of Jacqueline and Tiffany's work is out of pocket to contact them, here are the links to their Facebook pages- https://www.facebook.com/thowington?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.meeks.3


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