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Pet of the Week: Starr
There is some truly exciting news to share as the Coosa County Animal Shelter will have its grand opening and open house event next Saturday, January 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Coosa County will finally officially have an animal shelter!
The Coosa County Animal Shelter Board of Directors encourages everyone to join them on this fun day to christen the county’s new animal shelter. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments, including chili being served complements of Chuck Barnett.
There will also be a silent auction during the open house, featuring paintings donated from the AACA, which is the Art Association of Central Alabama. Each painting will have a pad for the individual to write their name, phone number and bid amount. Funds raised from the silent auction will be donated to the animal shelter to help the dogs and cats. Additionally, a gift card is also being donated by Rushing Turney for a drawing for a photo session. So there will be lots of great items to try to win while supporting the shelter.
Additionally, the open house will give an opportunity for those who wish to volunteer with the shelter. There will be volunteer sign-up sheets available for those wishing to help once the shelter is open.
Speaking of being open… The shelter’s first day of operation will officially be Monday, January 30, with the shelter opening at 10 a.m. So the shelter will be opening in January as hoped.
Many have donated items already, and others have asked about the shelter’s needs. Their immediate needs are dog and cat food, blankets, old clothes for bedding, leashes, collars, and anything pertaining to animal care. All donations, whether items or funds, are greatly appreciated.
The shelter staff hopes to see as many as possible next Saturday to show off the county’s animal shelter facilities. The Coosa County Animal Shelter is located in Stewartville along County Road 150, next to the Stewartville Water Authority in the old fire department building. For more information, contact the shelter at 256-391-7192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we wait with bated breath for the shelter to open, this week we will feature the Humane Society of Elmore County’s Pet of the Week available for adoption. Starr is a 1-and-a-half-year-old girl weighing about 33 pounds, so not a big gal. She looks somewhat intense but is a sweetheart. She is good with other dogs and cats. She is a bit on the higher energy side so another dog will want to be able to play hard with her, according to the shelter staff.
Starr loves to cuddle and wants to be a lap dog. She knows “sit,” and this social girl loves to play tag with her kennel mate. She came to the Wetumpka shelter as a stray way back in May 2022, but had those nasty heartworms so she had to be treated for those first. She completed that treatment in November, and she is now ready to go to a loving and responsible home with her forever family.
Anyone interested in meeting Starr or any of the shelter’s adoptable pets can go online at www.elmorehumane.org to fill out an adoption application, and once approved the potential adopter will have an appointment set up to meet and adopt. For more information, visit the shelter’s website or call 334-567-3377.