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Shelter could win make over with help
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Editor, Twenty years ago, I adopted a dog from Liberty County Humane Shelter. She lived 17 years. When I relocated back home in 2007, I went by the shelter for my daughter. I was appalled at what I saw.  Although the staff is friendly and appears hardworking, it is quite simply overflowing with cats, dogs and puppies housed in a tin building with few windows. The day I was there, feces and urine were everywhere. I saw no place to exercise the animals. Most alarmingly, Animal Control is housed in the same building. This is unacceptable. I have written several organizations (SPCA, Humane Organization, etc.) concerning this situation and the fact that much of the problem stems from Hinesville’s shelter having to take animals from our troops when they are deployed as the Fort Stewart shelter fills up quickly. Leaving is heartbreaking enough for our boys without the added stress of placing their beloved animals into this atrocious setting.
Recently, I was told of a $1 million “makeover” contest sponsored by Since our shelter so desperately needs it, I am asking citizens to take the time to go online and register for this makeover. It will take a few minutes, but winners are chosen by how many “hits” they receive for a particular shelter. It will be worth it, and our community could be so proud of itself. Thank you for your time and effort on my behalf (and the Liberty Humane Shelter’s).

Julee M. Christian
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