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Volunteers prepare for Mitchell County Animal Rescue grand opening

The new Mitchell County Animal Rescue. (Source:WALB) The new Mitchell County Animal Rescue. (Source:WALB)
The grand opening is tomorrow. (Source:WALB) The grand opening is tomorrow. (Source:WALB)
Kathy Harrell and Jeanine Bowen, Co-Directors (Source:WALB) Kathy Harrell and Jeanine Bowen, Co-Directors (Source:WALB)
More than 70 animals are now at the rescue. (Source:WALB) More than 70 animals are now at the rescue. (Source:WALB)
MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) -

The new Mitchell County Animal Rescue will open to the public.

Volunteers took over the county facility to keep animals from being euthanized. They renovated it and are building a new cat habitat.

More than 70 animals are in the shelter now.

"It's just a way for us to meet the community and the community to meet us and to come out and see the animals and the facility,” said Jeanine Bowen, Co-Director.

Officials say Saturday’s grand opening is a new beginning.

"To me the first day of a whole new future for not only the animals of Mitchell County but a whole new way of life for the community,” said Kathy Harrell, Co-Director.

The Grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include games and food.

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