Vance County working to raise money for new animal shelter
Posted March 20, 2015
Updated March 21, 2015
Henderson, N.C. — After receiving a land donation of five acres, Vance County is working to raise $1.6 million to build a new animal shelter.
The shelter, which currently has space for about 85 animals and operates on a $389,000 annual budget, hasn't been renovated since it opened 40 years ago.
Chief Frankie Nobles, with the shelter, said raising funds for a new building has been a struggle.
"County commissioners have been real supportive, and it's going to happen, but it may take a little longer than what we want," he said.
The shelter will host a fundraising event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include raffles for prizes, professional photo sessions, food, games, a bounce house, hay rides, an ask the trainer session and more.
During the event, the shelter will be destroying its old gas chamber and turning it into art fo the new shelter.
The Vance County Animal Shelter is located at 284 U.S. Highway 158 Bypass in Henderson.