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July 19, 2007

Albany -- Two years behind schedule the new Dougherty County Animal Shelter is finally being used. The new $750,000 building on Oakridge Drive is next to the Humane Society.

 It was supposed to be finished in May 2005, but design problems and construction delays held up the completion. Thursday Albany Humane Society workers started bringing dogs into the new shelter which has 36 runs.

The Humane Society will staff the shelter, and they say the extra room is desperately needed. Albany Humane Society Executive Director Donna Strickland said  "we've had a lot of trials and tribulations over the last couple of years, but we are excited to finally move in. And we are going to come in and set it up, and hopefully next week we'll be fully operational in this building."  

Animal control officers will bring strays to the shelter. It's also where people looking for missing pets need to come to check on them.

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