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Fall Festival to Help Louisa County Animal Shelter

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Workers at a no-kill shelter in Louisa County are struggling to take care of all the animals they have. Now they've decided to throw a party with a purpose.

Volunteers from the Love for Animals shelter are gearing up for their first Fall Festival to raise funds to keep things going for those in need.

"We haven't gotten to where there are not enough funds because we've been really lucky to have a lot of sponsors and volunteers and helpers, and we hope that we don't run out, but we need everyone's help," said volunteer Katie Kavanaugh.

That's why members of Love for Animals are transforming their shelter into a fall festival with a hay maze, crafts, live music, pumpkin picking, plenty of food, and a haunted trail. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards food and medical expenses for the friendly folks who live on the farm.

"All the animals, they need your help, and with the help of everyone hopefully all the cats and dogs will get homes, and be taken care of forever," Kavanaugh said.

Love for Animals is a nonprofit shelter that provides lasting homes for all domestic animals that need one. Organizers hope the money will help them expand, but Debra Shindler, the founder of the shelter, is looking for much more.

"We hope, more than the money that we raise, that we get people who are interested in being volunteers," she said.

Shindler also hopes people will take someone home with them. "Come out and get adopted by an animal or at least come out to the Fall Festival," she said.

The festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14, and next Saturday and Sunday October 20 and 21 from noon to 6 p.m. Click here for more on how you can help the shelter or attend the Fall Festival.

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