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George to the Rescue Beautifies a Rescue Animal Shelter

“The word ‘rescue’ doesn’t just have to be about helping somebody’s home and family”

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    George to the Rescue Beautifies a Rescue Animal Shelter
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    George Oliphant plays with a dog at the Montclair Animal Shelter. The host of "George to the Rescue" helped rebuild the Montclair Animal Shelter's outdoor dog run after it was destroyed by a fire three years ago in Montclair, New Jersey.

    George to the Rescue host George Oliphant's recent transformation project is focused on making life better for four-legged shelter animals. 

    Oliphant, a rescue dog dad to Sugar, a yellow lab, told People magazine that he wanted to do something for his local animal shelter.

    “The word ‘rescue’ doesn’t just have to be about helping somebody’s home and family,” he said.

    Oliphant was drawn to help following a devastating fire three years ago. While insurance money provided the necessary repairs, the Montclair Animal Shelter still needed help with its outdoor space that made use of concrete, barbed wire and a chain fence. 

    Oliphant worked with other volunteers to rebuild the dog run with $150,000 of donated supplies and labor.

    “To come in and do something meaningful in my town has always appealed to me,” Oliphant said. “And to do it to help the animals … It is so gratifying to help others. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to do what I do.”

    Watch the episode to see the transformation.