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Donations help restore Reedley High Farm

On May 17th, three pit bulls devastated the Reedley High School farm, killing 80 animals.
(Joe Ybarra Reporting)

Donations are pouring into Reedley High School, after a pack of dogs devastated the school farm back in May.

The three pit bulls managed to dig under a fence and jump from cage to cage, killing 80 animals.

Most of damage has been repaired and many of the animals have been replaced thanks to $12,000 in donations.

The attack devastated the farm, killing 54 chickens, 25 rabbits and one pig. A second pig, "Penelope," was severely injured and has still not fully recovered.

Ronald Sa, one of the ag teachers, says the animals were all part of student projects to be shown at the Fresno Fair. 

Word spread fast and the donations started pouring in. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo donated $4,500 and local packing houses, county ag departments and anonymous donors also sent checks, taking the grand total to $12,000. "The outpouring from the community makes it all a lot better, makes it feel like at least something positive came out of it," said Ron Sa.

People also donated animals, and now the school has more chickens and rabbits than it did before the attack. 

Donations can be made to: Reedley High School, c/o FFA Project Donation, 740 W. North Ave., Reedley, CA 93654.
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