A puppy room opened this week at the animal shelter.
The Leadership Douglas program chose to renovate a shed as a service project.
The Leadership Douglas Class of 2012 explored several worthwhile causes within the Douglas County community, but ultimately decided to transform a storage shed at the Douglas County Animal Shelter into a space specifically designed to house puppies that are ready for adoption.
Throughout the current economic situation, difficult choices have been made by families, and one choice that is often made is to give up the family pet. The Douglas County Animal Shelter has experienced an increase of owner turn-ins which includes puppies. It is important for the safety and health of the puppies to be held separate from larger dogs and cats, but due to space and resources, the animal shelter was unable to provide this need.
The Class of 2012 felt it was important to the community of Douglas County to assist the animal shelter in providing this need. The Leadership Douglas class was responsible for acquiring donations, both in materials and monetary, developing the plan for the puppy room and ensuring the transformation maintained the proper building codes, and providing the labor to complete the project.
The 25-member class spent five Saturdays working on the transformation and it was completed March 24. The Leadership Douglas Class of 2012 would like to thank all of our sponsors but especially The Home Depot of Douglasville for the building materials and Dependable Services for donating the Heating and Air Conditioning unit.