The March 2016 fire that destroyed the Quest Stables for rescued animals that no one else wanted killed seven horses, two goats, a pig, a cat and a number of chickens and ducks.
Owner Renee Koroly, a McKeesport school bus driver, is holding an open house on July 23 to show animal lovers the new barn that their donations helped to build.
The barn sits on five acres at the corner of Ridge and Wallace roads in South Park Township. Meet the rescued animals that live there at the open house that starts at noon.
Costs for the new barn and equipment total $116,000, and insurance covered less than half. The Quest Stables Barn Replacement campaign at Go Fund Me has raised $20,626 so far. Jennifer Wright of Bethel Park and Jason Campbell of Yukon raised $6,000 at a spaghetti dinner. Elizabeth Pagano of Bethel Park and others raised $1,900 at a horse show.
Pet Tales readers mailed more than $2,000 in donations to Renee Koroly, sent to Mrs. Wright’s residence at 3458 Forest Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.