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St. Croix Animal Friends President Diana Neubarth stands at the site where the SCAF shelter will be built when SCAF has raised enough money. SCAF has already purchased and now owns the land Neubarth stands on, debt-free. However, SCAF currently lacks the funds to build a shelter just yet.

'We're the tortoise, not the hare'

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St. Croix Animal Friends has owned land debt-free since the fall of 2010 near the intersection of Interstate 94 and State Highway 65 in Roberts, but building an animal shelter on that land might still be a few years off, SCAF Secretary Vicki Donatell said.


"It takes a lot of money to build a facility and we know we can't do it with brat stands," Donatell said. "It takes greater resources than that."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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