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Railroad’s support of animal welfare praised

November 17, 2012
The Inter-Mountain


Animal Friends of Barbour County wishes to send a sincere thank you to John and Kathy Smith and the staff of Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad for their fundraising efforts to help support our shelter's mission: caring for the abused, neglected and lost cats and dogs in our area.

We are a nonprofit, volunteer-driven, no-kill shelter and it is the generosity of such organizations and individuals that allow our volunteers to work miracles.

"We need all the help that we can get to continue to save the unwanted dogs and cats of Barbour County," said Carol Talbot, president of AFOBC.

"We tremendously appreciate everyone who came out to support the Nov. 4 train ride, especially in the midst of the aftermath of the storm."

The funds raised by the train trip will go towards repairing damages sustained by the Superstorm Sandy, which includes building and roof collapses, in addition to supplying food, medicine and warm bedding.

Due to the loss of power to the shelter, AFOBC received emergency support from other rescue facilities, allowing us to transport 66 dogs and 23 cats.

Individuals came to help cut fallen trees around the buildings and to bring drinking and cleaning water to the facility.

We are always in need of volunteers. If you want to make a difference, if you want to be that cause for good, then come join our efforts - be that change! Volunteer or adopt!

For more information, please call 304-823-2012

Sonya Phares, volunteer

Animal Friends of Barbour County



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