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NEW HANOVER and PENDER COUNTIES, NC (WECT) - The Sunburst Foundation is helping out the Pender County Animal Shelter. The group has helped find homes for animals for since 2003.
Now they are pushing to get medical care for the unwanted animals that wind up at Pender County Animal Control.
Sunburst Foundation is working with a local vet, Audrey Mizrahi at Cape Fear Spay Neuter Clinic in Castle Hayne. Mizrahi has made a proposal for a medical care program for Pender County Animal Control in Burgaw.
Saturday, the Sunburst Foundation sponsored a fundraising event to help raise start up funds for this program. The funds will be used initially for vaccines and dewormer for the animals.
"It's really important because it will help the animal's health," said organizer, Linda Ferrell. "[It will] make them healthy for when they are adopted and that way they don't have any contagious illnesses."
The adoption event and fundraiser took place at Unleashed at Landfall Shopping Center.
The proposal will go to the County Commissioners in Burgaw in September.
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