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The new Glynn County Animal Service constructing opened in Glynn County with little fanfare.

For the canine and cats on the shelter, nevertheless, the distinction between the outdated and new complexes is night time and day.

The new shelter doesn’t have the everyday odor related to older ones within the area. It additionally has loads of room for the canine, cats and a 250-pound pig ready for adoption, stated Alicia Anderson, county animal providers director.

“It’s great for animal welfare,” she stated of the brand new facility.

The area is a number of weeks away from the season when a big inflow of kittens might be delivered to the shelter. Most of them might be born from feral cats, she stated.

“It’s a lot to handle anywhere you go,” she stated of the variety of kittens the shelter receives.

The new shelter has enabled employees to deal with animal rescue and rehab, if attainable. Some individuals are available to undertake a canine or cat however do not need reasonable expectations once they enter the ability.

Anderson stated counselors will discuss with potential house owners to be taught extra about their residing state of affairs earlier than a pet is adopted. The purpose is to make sure the animals don’t get returned as a result of they fail to meet the brand new proprietor’s expectations.

“We want to match pets with the right families,” she stated. “I want every dog to have a comfortable bed.”

The new middle additionally has a convention room, consumption space, surgical procedure room and veterinarian’s workplace. She stated the veterinarian comes into the shelter as soon as per week to attend the needs of the animals.

The shelter is promoting for a full-time veterinarian technician.

The shelter is at all times searching for volunteers prepared to do quite a lot of duties, together with cleansing kennels, strolling canine or bathing them, and filling water bowls. Other needs embody meals, treats, onerous toys for cats and canine, towels (used are greatest), bleach, paper towels and cat litter.

“We need more people who love animals,” Anderson stated. “Sometimes there aren’t enough to go around.”

The painful a part of the job is euthanizing animals that can’t be adopted as a result of they’re too aggressive. Many of the canine are pit bull mixes. Unfortunately, these life and loss of life conditions occur too usually, though Anderson stated pit bulls have an unfair popularity.

“There isn’t a day that passes that doesn’t crush your heart,” she stated. “That’s what keeps you going.”