New animal shelter to open in late August



CUMMING, Ga. —The new Forsyth County Animal Shelter is slated to open in late August with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the date and time to be announced.

“Certainly the scope of this project is quite large,” said shelter Manager Chris Peninger. “In addition to completing construction and getting the facility ready for the animals, we are also in the process of hiring and training shelter staff.”

The new animal shelter, just off of Ga. 400 on County Way in Cumming, will be operated by county staff. It will replace the 1904 Atlanta Road shelter managed by Orr Animal Hospital.

Construction of the approximately 13,700-square-foot facility was funded by the most recent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program, approved in 2011.


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