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HOPE For Paws dog kennel up and running at Steps to HOPE

Friends of the Batchelors, Dave and Phyllis Schwerdtfeger of Columbus, delivered the fencing and helped with the foundation. Rounding out the team of volunteers were Larry Wassong and Heidi Mendez, both members of Steps to HOPE’s board of directors. Mendez also donated all the lumber, hardware and stonework needed for the kennel. Henson’s Inc. of Landrum generously delivered foundation materials free of charge. Foothills Humane Society donated dog beds, kennels, dishes, food, collars and other pet necessities.

Steps to HOPE feels confident that the addition of this pet kennel will open the doorway to safety for victims who are hesitant to leave their pets behind in order to seek shelter from abuse.

– article submitted by Debra Backus