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Coalition gets 501(c)3 status
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The DeKalb Coalition for the Humane Treatment of Animals has been awarded tax-free status.David McDowell, a member of the group, which has assembled to help with the problem of abandoned and abused animals in the county, said the organization is now 501(c)3 tax-exempt.“The IRS has approved our tax free, 501(c)3 status, so we are moving forward with organizing and planning,” McDowell said in a recent statement. “The purpose of the coalition is to provide for an adequate animal shelter and facilities; to provide a permanent and safe location for neglected, abandoned and abused animals; to provide an alternative low-kill policy so these animals receive medical attention, reduce overpopulation, and be cared for until they can be placed in permanent homes.”A location for the new facility is being discussed. “The site for a permanent county-wide animal facility has been proposed.