Animal Harbor’s new facility is underway at the new location on AEDC Road/Hwy. 127, a mile down on the right from intersection of Hwy. 127 and Hwy. 41 in Decherd. Gail Castle,  Animal Harbor’s Development Officer, states, “All of us at Animal Harbor are so grateful for everyone who came out to the groundbreaking celebration this last summer and for all of the support received to date from the people and businesses of Franklin County.  Without it, we would not be able to start construction.  Winters are so hard on our animals and staff at the shelter, and to think that we will not have to spend another winter in the current facility is an amazing dream coming true.” 

The current facility has no climate control in the dog kennel area. The time and energy spent dealing with the problems and challenges this causes drains resources that could be utilized in taking care of the animals and getting them ready to be adopted and disease free.  Castle continues, “We have raised $390,000 in pledges/donations which is 65% of the total goal of $600,000. We will be working hard in 2014 with fundraising events and asking for your support so that we can continue to get closer to the overall goal. This is a facility that will serve all of Franklin County and we ask everyone to join together in helping us complete this project.”