Community comes to rescue of hot animal shelter

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A rescue group whose animals were wilting under this month's heat is breathing a sigh of relief after receiving donations of air conditioners.

Melissa Blair of the Animal Rescue Fund in Muncie says the group put out a plea for cooling equipment on its Facebook page after its old air conditioner began struggling to keep up with the heat.

Blair tells The Star Press ( ) that the 121 animals housed by the group were lethargic. A pig was spending its time in a wading pool.

She says the group has been inundated with help since its plea. A property management company donated a new central air conditioning system to help the animals. The shelter also has fans, window air conditioners and pools filled with cool water.

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