Lorraine Monfils and the Ark Animal Shelter
Posted By Diane
In this photo are Lorraine Monfils of Ark Animal Shelter, the guest of Rotarian Kathy Miskelly also in the photo on the right. Lorraine spoke about her efforts with the Ark and gave a history of the organization. The original building on the Old Woodstock Road unfortunately burned a few years ago. With a community bake sale effort every other weekend in front of Lorraine’s business on Main Street in Houlton called Hollywood Pet Salon and eighty thousand dollars in insurance funds, the new building is almost ready. This time it has 5 one hundred square foot cat rooms and an exterior area for the animals. Three thousand square feet of area provide the space the shelter needs on thirty-seven acres of ground. The only loan is on the purchase of the acreage. An nice donation in honor of the later Linda Severson of five thousand dollars and a couple of grants to purchase a computer and a washer and a dryer have rounded out the effort. Security cameras and motion detector lights are a must as well as an interior sensor for fire or intruders. Lorraine’s efforts are magnanimous. The shelter works with the Cleo Foundation to spay cats and the shelter keeps animals temporarily to place them in foster care.