MOORESVILLE – Thousands of cats and dogs are put to death every year in the Lake Norman area as strays or unwanted pets. In recent years, the Mooresville-based nonprofit Friends of the Animals has quietly been raising money for a partial solution, building a no-kill shelter and education center.
At a “Be Their Voice Lunch” Tuesday at The Cove Church, the group announced that it has raised $2.57 million of just over $3 million it needs to make the shelter a reality. Supporters asked the 350 or so lunch guests to open their wallets to kick off a campaign to raise the last $600,000 to $700,000 needed for the shelter. See a story and photos from the event in PETS & ANIMALS»