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PENDLETON, N.Y. - The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is still rebuilding more than a year after a fire destroyed a barn and killed 84 animals.

The sanctuary is a non-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue organization and no-kill shelter. It specializes in caring for old, abused, and unwanted animals of all kinds.

Owner Sandi Pfohl thought about giving up on rescuing animals after the fire but decided to continue her mission.

Members of the community helped to rebuild the barn and continue to drop off donations for the animals. However, there is still more work that needs to be done.

Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is especially in need of monetary donations. Pfohl and her volunteers are currently caring for 200 animals. Many of them have special needs which means added costs. It also costs more to feed the animals during the winter months when they can't graze outdoors.

There is a fundraiser Sunday, March 2 to support the sanctuary. It runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative, 4487 Lake Avenue in Lockport.

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