With $2.6 million in the bank, the Bucks County SPCA is more than halfway to its $5 million fundraising goal. By the end of the year, the organization plans to open a new shelter in Upper Bucks County.
The shelter in Lahaska takes in about 4,000 animals a year, but the distance from Upper Bucks means some animals get left on the side of the road instead of being dropped off at the shelter.
Several donors have stepped up for the new location in Richland Township, as Newtown Patch reports, including 12-year-old James Hogan, who raised $600 by selling wallets made from duct tape.
Fundraising will continue so the shelter can meet its goal — just in time for its 100th anniversary in 2012.