ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Lee County's new animal shelter opened Wednesday thanks to amazing support from private donors.
The Fifth Friday Foundation started by MSA and Dr. Phillip Hajek contributed $207,000 to finish the shelter. That was combined with $70,000 in SPLOST revenue and $141,000 in other donations. Representative from MSA says it's good to see what their money has done, especially when the first pet was adopted about an hour after the shelter opened.
"We have done this every Friday for almost 10 years now, it's nice to see a project come through to completion that's actually tangible that people can touch and feel and visit," said Natalie Dixon, of MSA.
"He's sitting here, he's taken to her really really well I think it's going to be a great connection for us," said Melinda Suber, First Shelter Adoption.
The shelter is still waiting on custom built cat cages before the cats can be moved into the new building. It won't be long until the newest addition, a litter of puppies, will also be up for adoption at the shelter.