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A dog-gone great grand opening.

Pickens Animal Shelter held its grand opening Saturday.

The community was able to tour the shelter and see the occupants. Chief deputy Joe McDonald said, Pickens inmates did all of the work, and built all of the kennels from scratch.Lieutenant Wayne Cooley and inmates spent 40,000 man hours working to make this shelter possible. 

 Project Manager/Animal shelter director Christina Voyles helped order supplies and talked to vets about necessary precautions. She has also presuaded people to drive from out of state to adopt animals. In 2010 Voyles save rate for animals was 57 percent. Shelter hours are: Monday-closed, Tuesday-12 to 5, Wednesday-12 to 5, Thursday-12-5, Friday-12 to 5, Saturday-11 to 3 and Sunday-closed. For more information contact 706-253-8983


Seven Thunders
+1 #1 Seven Thunders 2011-03-22 22:59
I pray this does not become a repeat of the shelter in Gilmer County. I have heard horror stories of animal abuse and neglect. I know our county needs this, but I wish it was a no kill shelter like Pickens Animal Rescue.

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