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Howl-O-Ween Event Supports New West Richland Animal Shelter

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WEST RICHLAND, WA - A new animal shelter in West Richland is gaining its footing to help homeless pets in our area. 

Hundreds of dogs and their owners came out to support Adopt Shelter Animal Pets Saturday morning; a shelter that only started up in April. The pups showed off their costumes before the 5-k "Howl-O-Ween" run.

A.S.A.P. works to help stray pets that animal control brings in, by finding them forever homes and making sure they're healthy. 

Directors say for a new shelter it's an expensive process, but in the end it's worth it. "We want to make sure that they have basic veterinarian care, wellness checks, shots and they're spayed and neutered," said Mary Ann Showalter, the Vice President for A.S.A.P. "Because it isn't fair to adopt an animal out to a family and have the family turn around and have to spend a lot of money for veterinarian care."

A.S.A.P.'S next goal is to raise enough money to build a shelter where future pet owners can meet, play, and adopt new furry friends. 

If you'd like to contribute, you can click here to make a donation, or go to A.S.A.P.'s facebook page to learn more about volunteering and helping out.