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Humane Society In Need Of A New Dryer

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JACKSON, MICH. (WLNS) - It’s been a mess for volunteers at the Cascades Humane society. Their 10 year old dryer broke down last week. They depend on the dryer to do 100 pounds of laundry each day. Since then

the dryer has been temporarily fixed, but no one knows how long it will last…like Barbara Martin

Martin is a volunteer who spends about 9 hours a day doing laundry. But its all for a good cause....all the towels & toys being cleaned are for the cats and dogs at the Humane society. Needless to say--the job keeps her busy.

“It’s non-stop. we can't keep up with it,” said Martin.

But last week, things got messy. Their 10 year old dryer just stopped working, so they had to improvise.

“I had 5...7 bags in my car....went to the laundromat and dried them all because the drier broke down,” said Martin.

Since then repairmen have temporarily fixed the dryer...but who knows how long it will last.

The laundry keeps piling up...and officials at the humane society tell me they need a working washer and dryer all day and all night.. They go through 100 pounds of laundry in 24 hours. 35 loads in a week and nearly 2000 loads in a single year.

“This is not your household laundry. this is 100 pounds going through the washer and dryer every single day,” said Lisa Bonney, executive Director, Cascades Humane Society.

And a working washer and drier is essential to a place like cascades in order to keep their pets they are asking for your help for donations for a brand new dryer.

“If the community can help us out with this. we would really appreciate being able to give our animals a brand new laundry,” said Bonney

They are hoping to reach their goal of 20 thousand dollars, so that the animals are never left out to dry again.

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