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Animal shelter nears completion
The new DeKalb Animal Shelter is closing in on opening day as the staff prepares for the intake of animals with some last-minute details.
The cabinets are being hung, computers are being installed and all the little things are wrapping up so the new animal shelter, organized by the DeKalb Animal Coalition, can open for business in DeKalb County after many hours of a labor of love for those involved.Located on a four-acre site near the solid waste transfer station, behind Tenneco off of Highway 70 East, the facility took another step to completion after a meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen last week hired Megan Moore as the shelter’s director. Moore will have one part-time employee and the rest will be volunteers.“Volunteers are key,” said Renee Ferguson, board director. “We get help from groups like the Girl Scouts, other civic organizations and the local schools.”The shelter will serve as a permanent and safe location for neglected, abandoned and abused animals; and to provide an alternative low-kill policy so these animals receive medical attention, reduce overpopulation, and be cared for until they can be placed in permanent homes.Moore is looking forward to the facilitiy’s opening.“I’m really excited about the opportunity,” Moore said.