By John McDevitt

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–An independent animal shelter celebrated a milestone.

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The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society or PAWS recently rescued it’s 10,000th animal and a new campaign has been launched to save 10,000 more.

PAWS is a no kill animal shelter and that started in 2009.

Melissa Levy is the Executive Director of PAWS.

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She says, “Every animal that we rescue really depends on the support that we get from the public. We are totally donor funded so in celebration of the milestone that we just reached we are asking people to give 10 dollars so we can save the next 10 thousand animals.”

The new effort comes as PAWS gets ready to open its third location in northeast Philadelphia by the end of the year. It will be an adoption center and low cost clinic.

The other two facilities are an adoption center in Old City and a clinic and shelter in Greys Ferry.

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