Donation from pop star Ke$ha helps Cheatham Co. Animal Control - WKRN News 2

Donation from pop star Ke$ha helps Cheatham County Animal Control

Posted: Updated: Nov 28, 2012 11:19 PM CST

A donation from Brentwood native and pop star Ke$ha, along with her mother, songwriter Pebe Sebert, is helping the Cheatham County Animal Control facility with an upgrade to the facility's outdoor kennel.

The singer and her mother stumbled upon a fundraiser being hosted by the group Paddles for Paws while canoeing in Cheatham County.

"We got out there and realized that they were just trying to put a roof on this facility for these animals," Pebe Sebert told Nashville's News 2.

Paddles for Paws has been trying desperately to raise money to put a roof over the outdoor kennel at the Cheatham County Animal Control facility.

The outdoor kennel is used as an emergency overflow shelter for the animals, as well as a space the animals are kept when their indoor kennels are being cleaned.

The facility relies heavily on donations to help with projects such as this.

"[Cheatham County Animal Control] has so much on their hands, but they just don't have the funding," said Trevor Patteson with Paddles for Paws.

The group met part of their $5,500 goal to purchase the building materials but still fell short until Ke$ha and her mother, both with enormous hearts for abandoned animals, stepped in.

"We love dogs and animals so we just wanted to do what we could," Sebert said.

"She's been very generous with her generation to help her community and help animals as well," Patteson added.

The group is optimistic more generous donors will come forward to help with the construction of the roof.

"What we really need more than anything is the equipment, and quite frankly the labor," Patteson said.

In order to make a tax deductible donation to Cheatham County Animal Control to complete the "Paddles for Paws" Shelter Project, checks can be hand delivered or mailed to the Animal Control facility located at 2797 Sams Creek Road.

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