No Kill animal shelter faces losing light and heat

11:01 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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BOGART, Ga -- Petzone, a no-kill animal shelter has dedicated itself to saving puppies and dogs and finding them loving homes.

But they need two things to keep going, donations and light.

Relying totally on donations and sales from its thrift store, the Petzone Animal Shelter was about to go dark.

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Behind on the electric bill, Georgia Power was about to pull the plug.  No light, no heat and more than two dozen dogs.

"Donations have been really low. Adoptions have been really slow and the winter has been hard. so money is really tight right now," said the Kate Carpenter, the Shelter Founder.

"We get no government money. We do this by the skin of our teeth. We have a Thrift Shop next door and the Pet Wellness Clinic," she said.

For Carpenter who founded the shelter five years ago, the goal is to save as many pups and dogs as she can.

Last year alone, Clarke County, where the Shelter is located, euthanized 56 dogs.

"We have to depend on the mercy of the public. We need public support to be able to take care of these guys," she added.

But Carpenter and Petzone had reached a dead-end.

They turned to the 11Alive Help Desk to keep the lights on.  We did!

Georgia Power agreed to extend the deadlines through mid-April.

"We do the best we can with what we have and we definitely like people like you who come out and help us and come to our rescue," Carpenter said.

The Petzone Dog Rescue is located at 4530 Atlanta Highway in Bogart. 

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