TRENTON — Anonymous animal lovers have made a $15,000 matching challenge grant to the SPCA of Hancock County’s capital campaign to build and endow a new shelter.
The gift leaves $125,000 left to raise to meet the campaign’s goal of $2 million.
According to campaign Co-Chairman Dianna Emory, only a fraction of the unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals of Hancock County can currently be accommodated.
The planned 5,000-square-foot expansion will house a minimum of 125 cats, 25 dogs and other small animals. “Eventual construction of a large animal barn will provide desperately needed stabling for large animals in crisis,” Emory said.
Emory added, “The campaign to build our shelter, which has attracted over 50 volunteers and more than 800 donors from across Hancock County, has become a popular cause in many communities.”
Contributions toward the challenge grant can be made to the SPCA of Hancock County at 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 and should be noted “capital campaign.”