Shelter Raises Money for New Facility

5 years 10 months 4 days ago Wednesday, February 08 2012 Feb 8, 2012 Wednesday, February 08, 2012 4:00:00 PM CST February 08, 2012 in News
By: Shale Remien

FULTON - Garrett Animal Shelter officials said Wednesday the organization has begun a two-year fund-raising project with the hopes of opening a new shelter.  The shelter is facility that houses only cats and dogs, and destroys animals not adopted within 3 weeks. The shelter hopes to raise money for these strays by selling commemorative bricks that will run for $50 a piece, and larger donations will be celebrated through a memorial wall.

Tina Barnes, Fulton Animal Control director, shared with KOMU 8 News that the bricks will not only serve for donation purposes, but can also honor animals. The bricks will be engraved with a personal message up to three lines long.  Members of the community will see these bricks within sidewalks and patios of the new shelter. 

Garrett Animal Shelter is working with the city to secure permanent funding for the shelter. Barnes said that community members have been supportive and want to see the shelter be a success. 

The Fulton City Council is still in the process of determining an opening date and a location for these furry friends. 

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