Animal shelter celebrates grand opening

SHOWN ARE: l-r: Kim Green, vice president; Noah Johnson, Kensie Johnson, Chad Johnson, Mollie Johnson, president (cutting ribbon); Madeline Johnson, Dr. Gene Maddox, Patsy Maddox, Daniel Johnson, Grady County Sheriff Harry Young, Heidy Drawdy, Chastity Kirk, secretary; Mike Drawdy, Bonnie Smith, treasurer; Jody Johnson, and Bradley Kirk. South Georgia Search Dogs Gabriel and Deliah are lying in front of banner.

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE (SCAR) held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday at the shelter’s new headquarters in the former Cairo Animal Hospital building located at 1960 Highway 84 East. The special event, hosted by the SCAR board of directors and its volunteers, offered the public an opportunity to tour the shelters beautifully refurbished building and see the animals available for adoption. SCAR is a nonprofit NO-KILL 501(c) 3 organization that provides rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected and unwanted dogs and puppies. The board of directors is busy raising operating funds through raffles and yard sales. “Our Tractor Supply gift card raffle was won by Ms. Susie Johnson of Cairo. We will have the drawing for the Panama City Beach weekend raffle on July 5, and tickets are still available for $5 each,” says SCAR President Mollie Johnson. The organization received lots of donated items on Saturday including blankets, towels, kennels and dog food. Johnson noted, “We have four dogs that are waiting on their spay/neuter to be adopted.” Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to SCAR, c/o Mollie Johnson, 1660 Ridge Road, Cairo, GA 39827. The Rescue’s president says the event raised public awareness for the organization’s need for volunteers, but notes, “We still need more volunteers and people to spend time with these rescues.” For more information about the organization or anyone interested in volunteering you can contact Mollie Johnson at 229-224-8393 or Kim Green at 229-403-6614. Visit Second Chance Animal Rescue on online at: www.scar-rescue.com.

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