Macon-Bibb County’s new Animal Welfare Center is set to open soon, and workers have scheduled a “fur baby shower” in preparation.
It’s one of several events leading up to the opening of the center, located at 4214 Fulton Mill Road, according to a release.
Employees have been working with animal advocacy and adoption organizations on the events and to help get all of the animals in the old center adopted. Construction of the new center is funded by a voter-approved sales tax initiative.
On Feb. 28, volunteers are holding a fur baby shower for the new center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. People can donate supplies used on a regular basis or items for the offices, including food, treats, chew toys, cotton swabs, blankets and towels.
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Those who are unable to come to the event but want to help can drop off items at TailsSpin on Mulberry Street, Ocmulgee Traders on Poplar Street or Georgia Public Broadcasting on Linden Avenue. For a complete list of items, visit the Facebook event page at: on.fb.me/1MEKiCL.
“This shower will help us gather items the center needs and give people a chance to take a look around, and I really hope some of them will leave with a new family member,” said Josephine Bennett, one of the event organizers and a volunteer at the center.