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Noah's Ark looking to raise funds to rescue animals

The need for support is ongoing at Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home in Locust Grove, Georgia, the Rockdale Citizen reports. The organization relies upon donations to feed and care for the 1,200 animals that reside there, but needs extra help now.

"We depend on God, and the many friends of Noah's Ark, who give to help us fed and care for the animals," director Jama Hedgecloth told the news source. "Like many non-profits, we've hit a rough spot financially and are having to ask for help."

According to its website, the organization provides shelter for unwanted, abused, or orphaned animals, and also educates children and visitors about animals and their rehabilitation in the process.

Noah's Ark recently received a "good response" to an email appeal for $16,500 that would sustain the center for the next couple of weeks, according to Hedgecloth's assistant, Diane Smith. The shelter generally needs $12,000 each month to feed animals alone - not including staff salaries, habitat maintenance and veterinary care.

In addition to monetary donations, the shelter would accept in-kind donations of hay, sweet feed, produce, parrot feed and dry dog food, the news source reports. 
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