ST CHARLES, Mo. — Five Acres has existed 47 years in St. Charles, and has long maintained the Pralle Road location. In August 2020, Five Acres entered into an agreement with the City of St. Charles to provide care for the animals in the St. Charles City Animal Shelter expanding services and the number of animals under their care. With two locations, Five Acres has been able to further their care of animals in St. Charles in meaningful and impactful ways.
An essential part of caring for the animals is the reliance on well-trained volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and talents to caring for dogs and cats at Five Acres. Volunteers help in countless ways including grooming, enrichment, shelter maintenance, and other essential needs. Among the many volunteers are several Lindenwood University employees and students who volunteer at both Five Acres locations. In the fall 2020 semester, Lindenwood offered a course for first-year students in partnership with Five Acres Animal Shelter titled ‘Wags, Walks, and Wellness’.
Lindenwood has selected Five Acres Animal Shelter as their partner for the February LindenGiving initiative, a community outreach endeavor supporting local non-profit organizations in the City of St. Charles. Employees and students will spend the month of February collecting items for the shelter and contributing to Five Acres’ most urgent needs.
In addition to Lindenwood’s support in February, Five Acres Animal Shelter will host their annual Spay-ghetti Fundraiser on Friday, February 5 in a virtual format. Spay-ghetti raises funds to support medical care for animals including essential spay and neutering to prevent overpopulation. Spay-ghetti attendees are encouraged to order dinner from their favorite local Italian restaurant, many who are participating in the event with Five Acres. The event will also feature virtual programming, raffle drawings, auction items, and a funniest animal video contest.
As the only no-kill shelter in St. Charles County, Five Acres strives to find the perfect home for all of the animals in their care and relies on the support of the community and volunteers. For more information about Five Acres Animal Shelter and the annual Spay-ghetti Fundraiser, visit https://www.fiveacresanimalshelter.org/
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