The new Animal Shelter project moved one step closer to reality with a $17,000 donation (1st installment of a $50,000 pledge) from Ted and Kim Day.

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The new Animal Shelter project moved one step closer to reality with a $17,000 donation (1st installment of a $50,000 pledge) from Ted and Kim Day.
The community fundraising effort called SAVE (Save, Adopt, Volunteer andEducate) has been privately promoting the new Animal Shelter throughout 2016 as the first phase of a campaign to raise $1.5 million for a new Shelter for the Rolla/Phelps region. The campaign committee will shift to a full public appeal forprivate and community donations throughout 2017.
Earlier this year S.A.V.E. Committee Chairman Wayne Parry announced the lead donation of $50,000 from Ted and Kim Day under the charitable naming program that will memorialize the new “pet adoption room” for Shirley Day – devoted wife, mother and animal lover. The Animal Shelter project was kicked off by the generous donation of $441,000 from the late Mr. Bob Eck. The Rolla CityCouncil has approved memorials and naming rights on virtually all of the spaces in the proposed facility. These range from the building name with a donation of $500,000 to individual  cat and dog kennels for donations of $1,500 to 4,500 and everything in between.
SAVE has created two charitable funds through the Meramec Regional Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, for both the capital campaign and an estate planning/ endowment campaign.
The advanced lead campaign is currently at $652,000 in donations and pledges.
For further information on the SAVE Committee and campaign or the Animal Shelter project please go to www.saverollaanimals.org or e-mail save@rollacity.org.