The director of the Jones County Animal Shelter in Georgia spent the weekend locked up in one of the kennels to raise money for the animals in her care. It also gave her a better understanding of what her animals experience at the shelter.
Jennifer Giddens spent 48 hours locked in a kennel, from 5:00 p.m. on Friday until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. She was hoping to raise $1,400, enough money to spay and neuter all the dogs and cats currently at the shelter. By the end of the weekend she had raised just over $2,000. Not only did the experience help the animals have a better chance of becoming adopted, but it gave Giddens a whole new perspective on what the animals go through.
“It’s really depressing in here,” she said. “The dogs are just waiting for somebody to come visit them and it’s really sad and I do have a better understanding of how they feel.”