Forsyth County Animal Shelter marks one-year anniversary



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Aug. 22 marked one year since the opening of the new Forsyth County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located off Ga. 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County.
“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during our first year,” said Shelter Manager Jeanie Curphey. “Those who have adopted animals, our great volunteers, those who have made donations and the rescue organizations with whom we work have all helped to make our first year a success.”
There are many options for those interested in assisting the shelter’s operations. The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is looking for those individuals who love spending time with animals and would like to make a difference. There are multiple volunteer opportunities available at the shelter, such as dog walkers, cat ‘cuddlers’ or groomers, and for assistance with special events. Those interested in volunteering should visit the Forsyth County Animal Shelter to complete a volunteer application form.
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter has a wish list of items that assist staff and volunteers in caring for the shelter’s animals. These items range from dog and cat food to paper towels and disinfecting wipes. View the list online at
Construction of the new facility was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program approved by voters in 2011.
Anyone seeking to adopt a pet or drop off donated items may visit the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 678-965-7185.

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