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|According to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 4, Construction in Progress):|
"In the Year 2000, PAWS began planning construction of ARK 2000, a free-roam animal sanctuary for hundreds of animals on a 2,300-acre facility, located near San Andreas in Calaveras County. Construction in progress includes continued and ongoing expansion costs of the facilities. Such capitalized costs were $55,424 and $328,511 at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively."