Animal shelter opens to public

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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After a long wait and many hours of work, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office held an open house for a new animal shelter serving the county.
Sheriff Heath Jackson said work shelter is a cooperative effort between the county and the City of Brewton to provide animal control in the area.
“We have 10 dogs (as of Tuesday) in the shelter,” Jackson said. “As of now, the shelter is open to the public to come in and take a look around to see if we have a dog they would like to adopt.”
Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace was also on hand for the open house event Tuesday and said the shelter will serve the public and the dogs as well.
“This facility makes everything legal for our area,” Lovelace said. “The County is responsible for animal control, but the city will continue to provide the building and some employees to make animal control possible for our area.”
Jackson said dogs will be up for adoption once all requirements for their care are met.
“There is an adoption process that allows us to make sure the animal and the new owner are ready for adoption,” Jackson said. “There is a $40 adoption fee, but that fee will be waived for a short time as we open to the public.”
Lovelace said the city has continued to pick up dogs throughout the community and taking them to the shelter.
“We still pick up dogs in the city,” Lovelace said. “We are happy for this partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and that the facility is now ready to serve the community.”
The shelter is located on South Boulevard near Georgia-Pacific. The public may view the available animals during regular hours at the facility. To follow the available dogs and for updates about hours and facility services, find them on Facebook by searching Escambia County Alabama Animal Control & Shelter.