Last Thursday, July 20, Animal Control Manager John Redshaw and Animal Control Officer Kevin McCue installed a sign along Lions Club Drive to highlight the location of the new Rolla Animal Shelter.

Last Thursday, July 20, Animal Control Manager John Redshaw and Animal Control Officer Kevin McCue installed a sign along Lions Club Drive to highlight the location of the new Rolla Animal Shelter. The new shelter will be constructed at the intersection of Lions Club Drive and Highway 72 in Rolla, next to the Rolla Rural Fire Department.
    The Rolla City Council purchased a 4.95 acre lot adjoining an existing two-acre parcel to move the shelter from its current location at 1915 Sharp Road. The S.A.V.E. Campaign for a new Rolla Animal Shelter is in the fundraising stage and accepting donations.
Recently, the S.A.V.E. committee learned their fundraising campaign earned a total of $6,022.40 during the Give Ozarks Day of fundraising held in May. The campaign received a $1,000 donation from the Rolla Missouri Kennel Club and also earned a $2,500 award from the Edward Jones Golden ticket during day's lottery drawings for the non-profits. For each donation received, the organizations raising money were entered into an hourly lottery drawing for monetary prizes of varying amounts. Give Ozarks Day allowed local-area charities to raise awareness and funds together throughout a day-long effort to kick-start the community's philanthropic efforts.
To learn more about the S.A.V.E. Campaign and how to donate, visit the website at www.saverollaanimals.org or follow them on Facebook.