Ozone Park Shelter In Need Of Money

BY LUIS GRONDA
Staff Writer

An Ozone Park-based animal shelter is asking for the public’s help in finding a new home to house stray dogs and cats.

The Heavenly Angels Animal Shelter, currently based at 97-14 Liberty Ave., will have to move from their location, according to a release sent out by the shelter, because of their worsening financial situation.

The shelter, which has brought in about 1,000 animals in its two years of existence from high kill shelters or abusive home situations, needs to find a new home as soon as possible.

Back in January, the shelter was running a fundraiser with PS 65 to bring in needed funding to the shelter.

Lori Carpino, the shelter’s owner, told the Queens Tribune that they are always in need of supplies and were hoping to use the money from the fundraiser to buy supplies for the animals.

“The shelter is in a constant state of trouble,” she said.

Now the establishment is asking for a hand in finding a new home to continue to take care of the animals.

According to a post on its petfinder.com website announcing the emergency, they need to raise a minimum of $10,000 to cover their costs involving the move.

“The founder and dedicated staff of volunteers are determined to carry on the mission of the shelter and to also expand its services. We have animals that are still waiting for their forever homes and we want to continue trying to make their dream come true, as well as that of every animal that passes through our doors,” it reads on the website.

They are asking people to make a donation either by PayPal, to harescue1@aol.com, or by mailing a check to Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue, 97-14 Liberty Ave., 11417.

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstribune.com, or @luisgronda.