Bobbie Yeo says the washers and dryers now in use at PAWS Humane in Columbus can’t handle the load of daily laundry.
The CEO of the nonprofit animal shelter said a campaign has begun to raise $20,000 to purchase two new washers and dryers.
Yeo said the campaign is being led by volunteers Judy Brouillette and Doug McLeod.
“We need commercial washers and dryers. The machines we have now are just a bit better than household duty and they are constantly breaking down,” Yeo said.
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According to PAWS, two months of duty for a machine is roughly equivalent to two years of household use and many hours of volunteer effort are required to run the small machines.
PAWS wants a machine which washes five loads at once.
“We wash everything from towels to bedding to toys to mopheads. There is always something,” Yeo said.
A letter from PAWS says a honor roll plaque will be displayed in the lobby listing all who contribute to the campaign.
Any contributions raised above the cost of the equipment will be added to the PAWS Humane general operating fund.
Contributions are tax deductible.
Checks should be made to PAWS Humane designating “Laundry Fund Drive.”
The mailing address is PAWS Humane 4900 Milgen Road, Columbus, Ga. 31907. To donate online visit www.pawshumane.org.
For information call 706-565-0035.
PAWS Humane says its mission to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare by providing high-volume and high quality spay/neuter, rescue and adoption services, volunteer opportunities, outreach, and education.