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East Greenwich Shelter Under Threat After Owners Sell Building

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Suzie, a 14 year-old gray tiger who had been living in a van with her homeless owner before she was surrendered.

You may remember the sad story of Jabba the cat which made headlines worldwide only a few weeks back. Now the shelter involved  – the East Greenwich Animal Protection League – is under the threat of closure in mid November after losing its home. The ‘No Kill’ EGAPL is the only refuge for the homeless cats and dogs of East Greenwich as there is no municipal shelter – they even cover cats and dogs in the greater Rhode Island area when space and finances permit. Today they announced:

The East Greenwich Animal Protection League (EGAPL), shelter for dozens of cats and dogs in the State of Rhode Island, now finds itself without a home. The League had been renting the animal hospital where they previously boarded their animals since the hospital closed in March. Now the owners want to sell the building, and since EGAPL cannot afford to buy it, they must move out by the 15th of November.

The League was recently featured in the news while caring for Jabba, the 25-lb. celebrity cat abandoned in a local park who sadly died before he could be adopted. Current feline residents include Candy, a three year-old abandoned in a crate left at the front door, and Suzie, a 14 year-old gray tiger who had been living in a van with her homeless owner before she was surrendered.

In addition to stray and surrendered local cats, EGAPL takes in hundreds of dogs from the Southern United States every year. These dogs, including puppies, face a high risk of euthanasia unless they are pulled by a no-kill animal shelter like EGAPL. The League has had to turn away new animals while searching for a permanent location.

While continuing to find homes for their current animals, the League needs to find one for themselves, too. A GoFundMe campaign has started to help the League raise enough money for the down-payment on their current building, which is estimated to cost $600,000 to purchase. To contribute, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/egaplhome .

EGAPL are doing a vital job in their area and we wish them the very best that they are able to raise the funds to purchase the building… we will be updating you on this story shortly.

Source: Pussington Post

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East Greenwich Shelter Under Threat After Owners Sell Building

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