Last weekend, over two dozen volunteers showed up at the Puppy Dog Ranch dog rescue to help construct a security fence around the over seven acre property. Thanks to online fundraisers, $3000 have been raised since the unfortunate death of one of the rescued dogs, Junior. Junior was killed on January 2nd, 2014, during an event on the Ranch. Another $4000 is still needed to complete the project.
Thanks to volunteers, about 50 wood fence panels were erected around the perimeter. Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware, a longtime supporter of the Ranch, offered the needed materials to the Ranch at discounted prices. Still, another 50 panels need to be set, and the Puppy Dog Ranch also hopes to install lights and cameras on the property to protect their dogs from potential future attacks.
For anyone interested in volunteering, the Puppy Dog Ranch will continue their work this Saturday from 10 to 4 and Sunday from 10 to 2. Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately for the task, and to bring any cordless tools that could be of use to keep the project moving. Volunteers will be fed a “huge lunch” in thanks for their time.
To help raise funds to complete this security project, the Ranch is having a fundraiser lunch this Friday. Lunch will be a platter of shredded beef with sides of baked mac daddy ‘n cheese, pinto beans, and your choice of bread or a tortilla. The cost will be $6 a plate, and funds will go to the Ranch’s security project mentioned above. Walk-in and pick up orders will be available at the Moose Lodge from 11 am to 2 pm. Free delivery is offered for orders of six or more platters called in before Friday. To order, or for more information, call 313-7232.