Lakeview Animal Sanctuary completes new barn
On Jan. 1, many of the animals — including donkeys, horses, llamas, goats, sheep and an alpaca — were moved into the newly built barn.
The barn was constructed by Parco Builders. Sanctuary Director Sandi Pfohl said it was an $80,000 barn they completed for $36,000. The barn has also been able to be paid for through the many donations and gifts given to them after the fire.
“Everybody has been exceptional,” said Pfohl. “[The community] has all be really kind.”
The 100 feet by 32 feet barn is tan and burgundy and has two garage doors, six windows on each side, an office, grain room and a stall for each animal.
Though the outside is complete and some of the animals now live inside, stalls still need to be constructed in the barn. Each stall will cost approximately $1,000 to be built.
To help cover that cost, from noon to 6 p.m. on March 3, the Sanctuary will be holding their annual spaghetti dinner and basket auction. The dinner will take place at the Cornell Cooperative Extension on the Niagara County fair grounds.
The cost is $8 per person and food will be catered by Donna Eick. The event will also feature live music.
Tickets are available through pre-sale and at the door.
Basket donations are still needed, to help make the event a success.
Other items needed at the Sanctuary include towels, blankets, laundry detergent, water buckets and monetary donations are always welcomed.
The Sanctuary is also in need of a welder who is willing to volunteer time to help with the stalls inside of the barn. They are also looking for businesses and locations to place donation containers.
“Every bit helps,” said Pfohl.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is located at 5180 Fiegle Road in Pendleton.
For more information or to make a donation call 574-0359 or visit www.lakeviewanimalsanctuary.org.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides homes for unwanted, injured, abused or abandoned animals.