Local animal shelter celebrates three-year anniversary

LEXINGTON, Tenn. – A local pet shelter is celebrating its third birthday Saturday. It was a day of family fun at the Frances Halbrook Hensley Animal Shelter in Lexington.


It was a way for residents in the community to head out for some fun while supporting a great cause.

“It’s family fun and fur love,” said Lanny Culver, board president of the shelter. “A lot of people love getting to know the animals today and walking animals and getting in the cage with them and loving on them.”

Those in attendance say the event was a lot of fun.

“I brought the grandchildren out. They love it here. A couple of the older ones can help out with volunteering, so we are very supportive,” said attendee Mary Jowers.

The event featured more than just meeting the animals.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” said shelter volunteer Candi Davis. “They’ve got some good food and got some good music and the corn hole tournament.”

“A lot of fun, actually. There are a lot of great people here, animals are awesome,” said attendee Mary Appell.

Culver says the biggest thing is finding these animals a loving home.

“When you adopt an animal you save that animal’s life and you change yours,” Culver said.

The shelter also had reduced adoption rates on Saturday.

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