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Ark Animal Sanctuary Begins Rebuilding Effort

| November 17, 2014

“We continue to hit bumps in the road but we’re not going to give up we’re just going to keep pushing forward and every bump that we hit it’s a learning curve for us and someday we’ll just reach it and we’ll be in a comfortable spot,” said Lorraine Monfils, president of the Ark Animal […]

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Justice for Jack rally stands against animal cruelty

| August 26, 2014

“It cannot be excused. There’s no defense for it,” said Darlene Kenney. She’s talking about animal cruelty. Specifically towards this dog named Jack. She and other community members gathered here in front of the Houlton courthouse in Jack’s honor. “It’s not fair, it’s just not fair,” said Shelly Bouchard. Lorraine Monfils took Jack into the Ark […]

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One Month After Tragic Fire, Fundraising Efforts Continue For Ark Animal Sanctuary

| April 22, 2014

More than a month after a tragic fire that tore down the the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton and claimed the lives of sixteen cats, Ark president Lorraine Monfils has felt an overwhelming sense of support. “I’ll be in a store, and I don’t even know the people but they know me, and and they just come […]

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Days After Tragic Animal Sanctuary Fire, Community Rallies

| March 15, 2014

Days after a devastating fire tore through the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, the community is already rallying in big ways. “People came out of the woodwork – its just amazing..in 48 hours..less than 48 hours..that this happened,” said Kathryn Knapp. Stunned and saddened by this tragedy that took the lives of sixteen cats, folks […]

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Sixteen Cats Die In Ark Animal Sanctuary Fire

| March 12, 2014

For Lorraine and Robert Monfils, the flowers, visits, and messages of sympathy have been nonstop all day. This after an early morning fire tore through their beloved Ark Animal Sanctuary, taking the lives of sixteen cats. “We’re all just devastated and we’re trying to wrap our minds around this whole thing and try to figure […]

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