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Shelby County animal rescue raising money after wind damages shelter

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 20:35:16-05

FOUNTAINTOWN — Volunteers are answering a call for help after strong winds caused damage to a Shelby County animal rescue.

The owner of Canine Castaways Rescue said the wind ripped off the top of their outdoor shelter around 2 p.m. Saturday. It was an area they built in September for dogs housed at the shelter.

The dogs are safe, but repairs are estimated at $1,500. Volunteers came out Sunday to help walk the dogs and repair the shelter area. Now the focus is on the dogs' safety.

The shelter's owner asked for patience, and said they will return messages to anyone who has submitted an application for a dog as soon as they can, but they are asking for patience.

Canine Castaways set up a donation link on its Facebook page, and nearly $600 had been raised as of Sunday night.