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Groundbreaking Event for New Canine Play Yard at Five Acres Animal Shelter

Groundbreaking Event for New Canine Play Yard at Five Acres Animal Shelter

Thanks to a generous contribution from the Kathryn G. Favre Foundation and several donations from a recent Give STL Day campaign, Five Acres Animal Shelter broke ground on a new pet-safe turf play yard for their canines Thursday, March 3rd at their campus located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles.
 
Starting construction with the ceremonial shovels included City of St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, Board President, Debbie Hilke, Executive Director Steve Brooks, staff, volunteers and board members with Five Acres Animal Shelter.
 
Replacing this grass play yard with pet-safe turf allows canines in the shelter to be able to play in the yards 365 days of the year, regardless of weather. Installing a turf play yard also supports a key program at Five Acres called Dogs Playing for Life. This program has been implemented in shelters nationwide and empowers our staff and volunteers to conduct fun and safe playgroups with dogs. (More info can be found at dogsplayingforlife.com) This not only gives dogs in the shelter the play time they so desperately need, but also helps them learn corrections, manners, and appropriate behavior with other dogs. All of this helps them become more adoptable and ready for a forever home. 
 
For more information on Five Acres Animal Shelter and becoming a volunteer, foster family, adoption process or even making a donation to the not for profit organization, please visit their website at www.fiveacresanimalshelter.org or call 636-949-9918.
 
 
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