MANNING - A new roof, re-concreted runs and a storage shed are just a few of the items that A Second Chance Animal Shelter is desperately in need of to keep its animals comfortably housed.
"Those items don't include the day-to-day expenses of feeding, sheltering and medications for the animals we have," shelter director Penny Hodge said. "We need some major repairs, and we don't have the money to fund them."
Hodge said that the funds the shelter hopes to raise at its annual lasagna dinner and this year's silent auction will go a long way toward getting the shelter looking good again.
The dinner with Chef Ted Brownell preparing the feast and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Manning United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 17 E. Rigby St. Advance sale tickets only for $15 each. Tickets can be purchased at the shelter, A Second Chance Thrift Store on South Mill Street in Manning, the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce on Brooks Street in Manning and WenLily's on Main Street in Summerton.
"We're excited about the silent auction," Hodge added. "Auction items can still be donated by dropping them off at the shelter or at the thrift store, but please tell us the items are for the silent auction."
Hodge said the shelter counts on the funds collected at the dinner to help keep the shelter running smoothly.
"We are also in need of volunteers to walk our animals and give them that loving care that they would get in a home environment," Hodge said. "Give us a call at (803) 473-7075 for more information."
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