Abbeville County to open new animal shelter


ABBEVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – For the first time in their history, Abbeville County will be opening an animal shelter.

After a year of construction, the shelter at 79 Old Calhoun Falls Road will open it’s doors this weekend.

Previously, Abbeville County Animal Services shared a small kennel space with the City of Abbeville, preventing them from taking in a large number of animals.

In fact, animal services officials told 7News they never had an adoption center. The county relied solely on social media to get animals out of their kennels.

“We will be able to pick up more animals a lot of the strays. If they are not aggressive, injured or sick, we haven’t been able to help. So now we will be able to pick more of those up and find them new homes,” said Jessica Bridges, Abbeville County shelter director.

The shelter will hold their official ribbon cutting on Saturday at 10 a.m. complete with shelter tours and food until 3 p.m.

About 10 animals will be available for adoption at the opening. Dogs will be available for $50 and cats will be $35.

Ahead of the opening, they are asking for volunteers and donations of cleaning supplies and cat litter.

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