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Animal Shelter May Be Forced To Close

DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — The only animal shelter in Wayne County might be forced to close later this year if it does not get the help it needs.

Dessin Animal Shelter near Honesdale is in the red.

The executive director said the organization needs $10,000 to pay its operating costs.

It also ran into another big expense with unanticipated upgrades to a thrift shop the shelter bought to generate funds.

“We’re certainly going to need some substantial donations. In order for us to even make it to 2015 we’re looking at $100,000,” said Dara Coslett Granza.

Dessin Animal Shelter depends on grants, fundraisers, and donations, but volunteers said donations have gone down.



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