Longtime animal sanctuary seeks funds

Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption struggles to survive mounting debt

Confronted by $400,000 in debt to the IRS and creditors, the Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption reports it is now struggling to survive after nearly 20 years of trying to make ends meet.

"It's been hard enough to pay the employees, let alone all the taxes," said Tracy Frank, SARA's founder and director.

Frank said SARA has its financial supporters, but it needs more donors with big hearts.

"We need to raise a lot more money than we've been able to," Frank said.

She said as it is, feeding 800 dogs, cats and livestock costs $600 daily.

"I hate to appear desperate, but we are," Frank said.

She said the dogs and cats are all spayed, neutered and ready for adoption.

Frank said she also is working with other animal rescue groups, but many already are overcrowded.

Asked what she intends to do if she's not able to raise the needed funds, Frank said, "It's a good question. I don't know."

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