ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Lee County's animal shelter got a new name Friday to honor a group that made a generous donation to help finish the project.
A plaque now marks the Fifth Friday Foundation Animal Shelter of Lee County. The charitable foundation donated $216,000 to the project, so County Commissioners thought it was proper that the shelter bear the group's name. Now, the Fifth Friday Foundation is looking to future projects.
"It enabled us to complete this project, like I said we wouldn't be standing here today if it wasn't for that $216,000," said Lee County Commission Chairman Ed Duffy.
"We have other projects that we aspire to, primarily building a larger non-euthanasia adoption center here in the area that all of the county facilities can draw off of," said Dr. Phillip Hajek, Fifth Friday Foundation.
The PAWS organization also pledged their support to the animal shelter. They'll raise money for medication, spaying and neutering programs, and adoptions efforts.