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New animal shelter asks for donations


The Wiles Rescue Animal Shelter opened in March, but needs donations to stay open.

Shirley Wiles, the shelter owner, said she decided to open after finding a bag of puppies in the Strawberry River.

Wiles wanted a place for unwanted animals to go and get care.

The only other animal control shelter in Sharp County is in Cherokee Village and, according to Wiles, they only take animals from Cherokee Village.

The Wiles Rescue Animal Shelter is located in Highland, but will accept animals from anywhere, even out of state.

The shelter is currently building an indoor kennel for the winter.

An anonymous donor gave money to start the project, but more donations are needed to complete it.

Brittany Fairchild with the shelter said they are looking for blankets, pillows, towels, kennels, fencing and any monetary donations.

The shelter is also asking for more volunteers.

"If you can't adopt please donate your time,” Wiles said. “We would love to have everybody out here and just playing with them and interacting. A lot of them have not had that. Some of the ones we gets have not had any love."

Wiles Rescue Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization and is a no-kill shelter.

People can donate by visiting the shelter’s Facebook page or by mailing donations to them.

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