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Bradenton rescue expanding to save more animals, donations needed

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Posted at 11:33 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 03:05:56-05

BRADENTON, Fla. — As several animal shelters across the Tampa Bay area deal with overcrowding, Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is moving forward with plans to expand their facility.

the expansion costs about $10 million, according to director of development Rob Oglesby. He said they've been able to raise about 70% to stop the project, but need $3 million more to complete it.

"We're saving over 2,100 animals a year," Oglesby said. "Now we're hoping to double our capacity so we'll be able to save upwards to 4,000 dogs and cats a year."

The animal stay in cottages. Right now, they have 13 on the property, and they house six in each. The expansion will allow them to add five more cottages, giving them 18 total.

"We're also adding a low cost vet clinic, grooming, event rooms for birthday parties, a children's camp, an education area, a training center," Oglesby said. "All of those will bring in money so we can be self supportive and save more dogs and cats."

For anyone want to donate or adopt one of the beautiful animals they have, click here for more information.