NEW SHELTER COMING SOON!
January 28, 2019 was a joyful day for LASS members and other animal advocates in Lancaster County. On that day, County Council finally approved funding for a new animal shelter. The vote followed over two years of persistent lobbying by LASS members...emailing, calling, speaking at council meetings, writing letters to newspapers...any opportunity to speak for animals who cannot speak for themselves.
The new shelter will be located on Pageland Highway, (Route 9), near the Farmers’ Market and the SC Division of Motor Vehicles. At 11,000 square feet, the shelter will be more than five times the size of our current facility, and the design allows for significant expansion in the future. The shelter will have 46 dog runs, 15 more than the current shelter, and will have separate wings for adoptable animals and for animals being held for transport, or for health or legal issues.
Groundbreaking was held on May 20th, 2019, with anticipated completion in about a year. LASS is going into high gear for fundraising. Our major long-term goal is providing medical equipment for a spay/neuter facility at the shelter. Because as diligently as we strive to find homes for all the county's homeless animals, the ultimate solution is limiting their numbers to begin with.
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The new shelter will be located on Pageland Highway, (Route 9), near the Farmers’ Market and the SC Division of Motor Vehicles