Guilford County Animal Resource Center sees success in new location

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC (WGHP) – Since opening in early November, officials with the Guilford County Animal Resources Center said they have already seen an impact in the community.

Assistant Principal Lisa Lee said more people are using the new building as more than just a shelter but as a comprehensive education center for animals and pet owners.

“With all the interest in the new shelter, when their animals are gone, they come here and look at us…we are an animal resource center, so we are there to help them find their lost pets,” he told me.

Since the new facility opened, Lee said, 250 missing or missing animals have been returned to their owners. She also said that 188 dogs and 147 cats were adopted in just two months.

In 2022, Lee said the facility plans to work with Ending Homelessness Partners to help provide food and resources for homeless pets.

Lee said the facility plans to continue engaging with the community by expanding more resources such as pet food, medical supplies and aid for pet owners going through hardship.

“In the future… we really want to focus on keeping our pets and our families together in the community. So we have a great section for community engagement and outreach to the community. It’s very important for us to make sure while people are struggling that they have the resources to keep their pets at bay,” he told me. the home”.

They also plan to host a rabies clinic in High Point where they will provide free vaccinations through a grant.

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