Animal rescue center raises $21,000 for exercise pen space

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CHAPPELL, Neb. The Adopt a Dog Animal Rescue in Chappell is raising funds to build an exercise pen space at their facility.

These funds will be used to build ten pins for the dogs at the shelter to get their minds and bodies exercise. Dog owners will also be allow to utilize this service. They need a total of $25,000. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

So far, they have raised $21,000 and only need $25,000 total.

This would be used to build ten pins for the dogs at the shelter to get their minds and bodies exercised.

It keeps these dogs from having to be cooped up in the kennel all day long.

There will be an agility pen for the public including the dog and its owner.

There will also be an open pen used to play catch and train their dog.

“It’s a good way of getting them out, getting them exercise and getting them social,” said Terry Duffield, President. “If we can get them starting to play together, they are going to socialize and be better when the adopters come. If they have a dog, we will know which dog are not dog social and which can be dog social.”

The sizes of these pens vary from 35 x 40, 60 x 55, 47 x 80 and 37 x 38.

Adopt a Dog Animal Rescue is also in huge need of volunteers.

Duffield would like to have two volunteers per chore time.

There are two chores a day within the mornings and evenings.

The morning chores take about two and a half hours while the evening chores range from an hour to an hour and a half.

Volunteers can work with dogs, cats, file paperwork or even clean the office.

They are hoping to host a volunteer class sometime in January.

If you are interested, you can call (308) 890-0045.