By Ashley Rader
Dogs and cats at the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter had some help packing up their toys and treats as volunteers came out this weekend to help shelter staff move to the new shelter facility.
The shelter will be closed until Friday, Dec. 27 to allow staff time to complete the move and for the Christmas holiday.
Shelter Director April Jones said it was an exciting day to start the moving to the new facility.
“It is a nice environment,” Jones said. “The dogs will be further away from the cats. It is more inviting for the public and there is a more official office space. It will be healthier for the animals because there is a quarantine space to separate them.”
Volunteers arrived at the shelter at 7 a.m. on Saturday to start the moving process. The work crews first cleared out the office space and transported the furniture and other materials to the new building.
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