Animal Control Building
The Animal Control Building received upgrades and repairs, including new exterior siding and new flooring in the office space.
A new facility managed by Saving Sumter's Strays is now completed and is designed to find forever homes for stray animals in Sumter County.
The 6,000-square-foot building is located on Winkles Road and features 38 indoor and outdoor kennels, front office space and a grooming area.
Nina Stroebel, who founded Saving Sumter's Strays with Lauren Cunningham, said the long-term goal is to have a contract veterinarian come in to regularly perform spaying and neutering in an on-site surgical suite.
“And overall, it will be a more friendly environment for the public to meet and greet families for adoptions and rescue,” she said. “We’re very excited.”
Saving Sumter's Strays is a 501(c)3 that was established in 2016 with the sole purpose of rescuing animals with the all-volunteer organization.
Stroebel said what she, Cunningham and many volunteers do is “a labor of love.”
“We appreciate the County working with us because when we created Saving Sumter’s Strays, the main purpose was to save the lives of dogs in Sumter, and this new facility will further our mission,” she said. “It’s a win-win for everybody.”
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