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New animal rescue center needs donations

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Kathy Harrell (WALB photo) Kathy Harrell (WALB photo)
Jeanine Bowen (WALB photo) Jeanine Bowen (WALB photo)
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Kathy Harrell and Jeanine Bowen are turning the Mitchell County shelter into an animal rescue facility. The ladies took over the facility this past Saturday, and they say it needs a lot of TLC.

They say parasites and dungeon-like rooms are on their list of things to go. But before this shelter opens to the community, they need your help.
Pressure washing is just one of the many jobs on the list, to get this Mitchell county Animal Shelter ready for its grand opening.

"We could always use some elbow grease out here." And that's not all Kathy Harrell and Jeanine Bowen need. "Trying to get some renovations going, trying to add some kennels, more runs, pour concrete, add more fencing," said Harrell.

Before moving into this facility, these two women were managing a foster-based program out of their own homes.  "Rescues work a long time before they get to a facility.  I know we're blessed.  I know we are.  And I thank God for everybody who helped us in this," said Harrell.

But now, they need a little extra help and love for these dogs and cats who need it most. They're goal is to turn what Bowen calls dungeon-like rooms into welcoming spaces for the animals. "The inside is almost like very dreary, very unhappy, wet place.  And we want to change all that," Jeanine Bowen said.

First and foremost they need germ-killing cleaning supplies to get rid of the worms and parasites currently inside the facility. "Parasites are a nasty little creature and they have really almost cost us several lives, just because when they hit, it gets out of hand quick," said Harrell.

Rubber gloves, paper towels, cat and dog food, and monetary donations are also needed. "We just need the funds to get things done so we can properly care for these animals like they deserve," said Harrell.

The shelter officially opens April 4th, with a grand opening scheduled for April 30th.

You can find out how to donate by clicking here

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