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All About Animals Adoption Center in Macon got national attention after an October break-in. Donations poured in, allowing them make some additions.

Carolyn Yager has been volunteering at All About Animals for a year, and she considers the dogs her family.

"If I think that they're cold, or they're wet, or they're not sleeping well, then I don't sleep well," she said.

In about eight weeks, her furry family will be getting a home makeover. The organization plans to build a pole barn to cover the dog pens.

"When it's rained, when the ground is wet, they go in and out of their dog houses, and they take the moisture in with them. With the pole barn, they'll be completely covered," she said.

Director Mary Crawford said it'll cost $30,000. A lot of that was raised after the break-in.

"We got a lot of donations from all around the country," said Crawford.

The pens and office will be designed to look like an old train station. "A 1920s railroad yard, something that will blend in and be an asset to the community," she said.

The dogs aren't the only ones who are going to get a treat; the cats are, too. In about a month, they'll be done building the cat house. "Cats won't have to stay cooped up in kennels and pens anymore. They'll be able to run free and climb the trees," she said.

Crawford said they've put in another security camera and alarm system. They also hope to raise $100,000 in order to build an on-site spay and neuter clinic.

For more information on All About Animals, you can contact 478-621-5116.


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