DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Dublin-Laurens County Animal Shelter is asking for donations after losing the shelter makeover contest from Animal Planet.
The GoFundMe account is asking for $15,000 to make repairs to the building, which is more than 50 years old.
Jessi Townley, President of the shelter’s Board of Directors, said the money will go toward removing a large pecan tree, a new washing machine and dryer, electrical wiring and other routine maintenance fixes.
Townley added $15,000 won’t fix everything in need of repair, but it will take care of the high-priority items. She explained the improvements are needed in order to give the animals the care they deserve.
“When we’re spending $150-250 every month, or every other month, on a plummer to come out there and unclog the drains because of the leaves from the trees clogging the drains up, that’s money that we could use to put to something else for the animals,” said Townley.
The shelter is getting donations to fix the roof and emergency lighting system. Both were needed to keep their liability insurance.