Good news for animals in desperate need of a new shelter in Nanton.

The Nanton Animal Protection Society has received a $108,000 Community Enhancement Program Grant.

The grant leaves them with $186,098 in their building fund after paying $20,000 for the land.

Treasurer Carrie Gataiant says that leaves them with $30,000 they need to raise to fund the project.

"The grant we received was for $108,00 and that was still a little bit short," said Gataiant.

Their current shelter is an old trailer that's just 600 sq feet, has no running water and is poorly insulated.

Volunteers have to haul water into the shelter for all their needs.

They are also short on space to quarantine ill or newly arrived animals and they can't have dogs in the space because there isn't room.

And there are no washrooms for people to use while volunteering or coming to adopt animals.

Their new building will address all those issues.

"We are so grateful for Kin Leong for allowing us to use that trailer. The little bit of money he asks for I am sure does not pay the heat bill on that trailer. Especially the last two winters when we have had such cold, cold weather."

Two winters ago the furnace broke down leaving them with frozen water and cold cats which led the society to getting serious about building a new shelter.

NAPS is planning a large fundraiser for the end of May where they hope to raise the money needed to pay for the project.

For more information check out their Facebook Page and their Go Fund Me Page.

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