Local animal shelter receives funding for new facility
HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — A local animal shelter received funding to kick start their big move to a new facility.
“The main thing is to give the homeless dogs in the county a place that they can feel at home,” volunteer Cindy Hamrick said.
Thanks to a $25,000 donation from the County Commission as well as a piece of property and a building to go with it, the volunteers are able to get the renovations started.
“They’ve adopted out over a thousand in the past 12 months, which is huge, and the county has been wanting to help them get out of this makeshift kennels that they have out here at the landfill,” County Mayor Jimmy Sain said.
The new location, which is near the county’s airport, has five acres of land, and county officials said with the new space they’re hoping to add extra amenities for people looking to adopt.
“They can take this animal in a room, shut the door with just them — like being in their own household — and make sure that’s the animal that they truly want, because it becomes part of their family,” Sain said.
The county’s donation is just the beginning.
“The volunteers are set out to raise an additional $125,000 to build a brand new shelter for the dogs,” Hamrick said.
Until the animals find permanent homes, volunteers are asking the community to donate for a great cause.
“$125,000 sounds like a lot, and it is,” Hamrick said “But if we can find 1,000 people to give $125, we can make this dream a reality.”
Renovations at the new building are expected to begin in early March. Hardeman Adoptable Animals is not affiliated with the Humane Society, so if you would like to donate it’s important to send donations directly to their P.O. box at the address below:
Hardeman Adoptable Animals
P.O. Box 513
Bolivar, TN 38008