New Animal Shelter Open Doors To More Pets

The Beaufort County Animal Control has a new home with a new name.

The Betsy Briley Animal Control Facility held their ribbon cutting and open house Saturday in Washington.

Briley donated three quarters of a million dollars and the county provided the rest to build this one million dollar facility. It's not your typical animal house, either, the scenery is peaceful and beautiful. A court yard --complete with park benches, a water fountain and flowers separates the dog runs.

Chief Officer for the Beaufort County Human Society, Sandy Woolard, says the new building gives them more flexibility. That's because the old building only had ten dog runs, now there are twenty. There's a place to house sick animals from the healthy ones and a holding room to quarantined them as well. The cats also have better facilities to stay in.

The County pays for the facility although, much of the staff is volunteers.