Lakeview Animal Sanctuary moves forward
Over the past week, hundreds from across the United States and Canada have sent in donations to the sanctuary.
Last weekend, volunteers from around the area lined the driveway Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, all ready to work.
“This past weekend has been overwhelming for Lakeview Animal Sanctuary, to say the least,” said sanctuary board member Rhonda Andles. “All the volunteers spoke of how the loss had touched their hearts and many of them shared stories of their own loss of a pet or of how Sandi had helped them at one point in their lives. The numbers were countless as more and more vehicles kept showing up, one right after the other.”
Andles said every person who stopped, reassured her that her life’s work has not gone unnoticed.
“The generous outpouring of cards, donations, volunteers and even meals was almost too much for Sandi at times as she felt that she wasn’t worthy of their kindness,” said Andles. “However, all of these kind acts has been instrumental in helping to speed the healing process for her.”
On Sept. 16, volunteers saw a pigeon who’s wing and tail feathers had gotten singed in the fire, come down from a nearby tree. Volunteers said they felt the bird knew right where to go and where it would be cared for. The pigeon has been released to A.W.A.R.E., an organization that works closely with the sanctuary. It as been reported the pigeon will make a full recovery and be released soon.
Some of the surviving animals, including Thomas B. Butterball the turkey, attended the Celtic Festival in Olcott. The petting zoo attracted thousands of people, who stopped to interact with the animals and spoke to Pfohl.
Items are still needed for the Lakeview Animal Sanctuary’s recovery. An updated list of items include metal garbage cans, plastic totes, towels, all types of tools, a weed wacker, riding lawn mower, baby animal bottles, cat food, pine shavings for bedding, hay, rabbit hutches, timothy hay, poultry feed for ducks and geese, pig feed (including pot-bellied pigs), cleaning supplies, toilet paper and a port-o-potty for volunteers. Equine supplies — saddles, cleaning supplies, sprays, medicines, etc. — are also needed.
A storage shed would also be helpful to hold items, along with building materials. A partial material list include two by four and two by six plywood, two and a half inch and four inch nails and concrete.
Donations can be taken to the sanctuary, 5180 Fiegle Road in Pendleton or call Pete at 201-2261.
Those wishing to make a monetary donate can visit www.lakeviewanimalsanctuary.org. An account for donations has also been set up at Key Bank. All donations are tax deductible.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides homes for unwanted, injured, abused or abandoned animals.