AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken County Council accepted $210,000 for enhancements to the Aiken County Animal Shelter on Tuesday evening. The cash will go towards the adoption middle and a brand new on-site storage facility.
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“We had a decision this night that granted a further $210,000 for extra venture work to on the Aiken County Animal Shelter,” mentioned council Chairman Gary Bunker. “The primary venture is the adoption middle. This was very engaging as a result of the Friends Of The Animal Shelter (FOTAS) have raised over $240,000 for the venture and Aiken County is contributing $160,000.”
The opposite $50,000 will go towards development of the storage facility. Bunker says development ought to be underway inside the subsequent couple of months.
Officers say the cash will assist offset elevated development prices introduced on by provide shortages in the course of the pandemic.
Through the assembly, FOTAS was additionally acknowledged for lately profitable Better of Aiken awards in three classes: Finest Nonprofit, Finest Animal Rescue and Finest Pet Pleasant Occasion for its “Woofstock” pageant, which returns this October ninth after a yr off resulting from COVID.
Shelter officials recently reported that the facility is at full capacity, with an pressing want for adoptions and fosters. For extra info, contact Buddies Of The Animal Shelter by clicking here.