Animal Control Building
Also taking shape is a new facility designed to find forever homes for stray animals in Sumter County.
The 6,000-square-foot building is located on Winkles Road and will feature 40 indoor and outdoor kennels, front office space and a grooming area.
Amy Frey, Sumter County’s Adoption and Rescue Coordinator, said the long-term goal is to have a contract veterinarian come in to regularly perform spaying and neutering in an on-site surgical suite.
“And overall, it will be a more friendly environment for the public to meet and greet families for adoptions and rescue,” she said. “We’re very excited.”
Frey gives a lot of credit to Saving Sumter’s Strays, a non-profit organization founded by Nina Stroebel and Lauren Cunningham.
Stroebel said what she, Cunningham and many volunteers do is “a labor of love.”
“We appreciate the County working with us because when we created Saving Sumter’s Strays, the main purpose was to save the lives of dogs in Sumter, and this new facility will further our mission,” she said. “It’s a win-win for everybody.”
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