The Marion County Animal Shelter is asking for new, gently worn shoes to fund a new animal shelter

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MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Marion County Animal Shelter relies heavily on donations to help the animals it cares for, but this time they’re asking for shoes for humans.

The shelter is holding a fundraiser through Funds2Orgs to fund the renovation of its new building.

The shoes go to Funds2Orgs, which then ship the shoes to developing countries. In return, Funds2Orgs donates 40 cents to the shelter for every pound of shoes donated.

Bree Courcy of the Marion County Animal Shelter said their goal was to collect about 2,500 new or slightly used shoes, which would help them raise about $1,000 to use for their new building at 501 E. McIntyre Street will.

MORE INFORMATION | Marion County Animal Shelter how to adopt and/or donate

The estimated cost of renovating the building is approximately $1.2 million.

District Administrator Tim Harper said the district is providing $250,000 but the rest must come from donations or grants.

The Marion County Animal Shelter is collecting shoes now through June 1st.

People can drop off new and slightly used shoes at the following collection points: Marion County Animal Shelter – 123 Dog and Cat Court, Mullins

  • The Pawspawn – 621 North Main Street, Marion
  • Rear Wheel Treasures – 326 North Main Street, Marion
  • Pee Dee Paws – 5001 Bluff Road, Mullins
  • Mullins Discount Drugs – 310 South Main Street, Mullins

If you would like to make a donation to the shelter to help the dogs and cats housed there, you can donate through the shelter’s Amazon wishlists or stop by the shelter and make a donation.

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Amazon Wishlist | Marion County shelter cats

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