A new $4 million, no-kill pet center, years in the making, will open in the Harbison area this month.
It’s welcome news for animal advocates, considering the problem of unwanted and abandoned pets in Richland and Lexington counties.
“There were 21,000 homeless pets in the Midlands last year and over 18,000 were euthanized,” said Denise Wilkinson, chief executive officer of the nonprofit Pawmetto Lifeline, whose organization will run the facility.
Pawmetto Lifeline expects their new no kill pet center, a two-story, 27,000 square foot facility on Bower Parkway to be completed by Jan. 25
Magnum Drywall’s George Best uses a lazer to get measurements in order to build a knee wall in the activity center at the new no-kill shelter, Pawmetto Lifeline. The activity room is where dogs will be able to interact with potential owners. The shelter expects their two-story, 27,000 square foot facility on Bower Parkway to be completed by Jan. 25. – c. aluka berry /caluka firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS
Richland and Lexington counties contributed $1.5 million each to help build the facility, Wilkinson said.
Lexington County also donated the 7.5-acre site off Bower Parkway for the facility, which is scheduled to open Jan. 25. The center will lease the land at $1 a year for 20 years.