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Local no-kill shelter achieves non-profit status
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A new nonprofit organization has been established in Richmond Hill, with a mission to provide a no-kill shelter and adoption opportunities for companion animals in South Bryan County.

The South Bryan Animal Welfare League (SBAWL) has filed for 501c3 nonprofit status, and has incorporated and established its bylaws.

"Generous Bryan County citizens have already come forward expressing interest in pledging support for SBAWL," said Dr. Boyd, SBAWL vice president.

SBAWL is pursuing a land lease arrangement with Bryan County to build an adoption and education center, initially for cats and dogs. Completed construction of the center is anticipated for 2010. To help raise support for this center, SBAWL will be conducting a concerted membership drive over the next several months including several fundraisers. An annual golf tournament is also being planned for the fall to help raise funds for the organization.

If you are interested in helping companion animals with SBAWL, and/or need more information, please call Boyd at 695-3504 or email

SBAWL board members are Nancy Celani Baker, president; Dana Boyd, vice president; Paula Cumbee, secretary; Warren Onken, treasurer; rich Hubel, membership; Lise Marshall, volunteers.






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