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Allegan shelter reaches goal, saves over 1,000 animals

ALLEGAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan animal shelter has surpassed a major goal, saving the lives of hundreds of animals in the process.

Every year, the Allegan County Animal Shelter takes in more animals than it can adopt out.

But this year, thanks to funding from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, none of the animals had to be euthanized.

Instead, the shelter transported all the animals it didn't have room for to other shelters and private rescue groups across Michigan.

It hoped to save 1,000 animals this way.

On Monday, the shelter reached that goal and then some during its final transport.

1,020 animals in total were saved.

The shelter is now looking for funding for 2014.

It needs between $13,000 and $15,000 to keep the transport program alive.