Wash. Co./Johnson City Animal Shelter moves into new building

Wash. Co./Johnson City Animal Shelter

The Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter will begin moving into a new multi-million dollar facility Wednesday.

Shelter officials and volunteers began raising money for the building 14-years-ago.

For years the shelter has euthanized many animals because of the limited amount of space in the old building.

Shelter Director Debbie Dobbs told News Channel 11, that will no longer be the case.

Dobbs said the shelter and animal control will only euthanize animals if they are sick or aggressive, or at the request of an owner.

Dobbs said the move will be stressful but well worth it.

“Before it was a pipe dream or prayers that had been answered we always wanted it and always felt our community deserved it,” said Dobbs.

The shelter will remain be closed through Sunday. Dobbs said they hope to open up again on Monday.

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