Pike County Getting An Animal Shelter

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By Sarah Cantey

 Pike County is final getting an animal shelter. 

 
Right now there are only 16 kennels in a shelter run by the Troy police department. 
 
Two private groups have been working on raising money for a new shelter. But Wednesday, Troy Mayor Jason Reeves announced these two groups--the Troy Animal Shelter Coalition and the Humane Society of Pike County- are joining the City of Troy, Brundidge and Pike County to make it a reality. 
 
The two groups have already come up with close to $300,000 and land on Henderson Highway was donated for the site. It will house cats and dogs, some residents say it is much needed. 
 
Tiffany Howington said, "Hopefully with this new shelter there will be a lot more adopters because it will be easy to go down and adopt from the shelter. Instead of going through the police department."
 
The different groups will form an organization and work on concrete construction plans for the shelter and dog park. They hope to break ground by the end of this year. 


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