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Grand opening of DeKalb County’s new animal shelter set for July 26

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Grand opening of DeKalb County’s new animal shelter set for July 26

Screenshot obtained via Atlanta Drone Group.
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Screenshot of the new shelter under construction obtained via Atlanta Drone Group.

There’s a new home for stray cats and dogs in DeKalb County.

The county will mark the grand opening of its new $10 million shelter on July 26, at 10:30 a.m. The shelter is located at 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341, near the DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

The facility is 33,440 square feet occupying 5.3 acres. It can hold more than 400 animals.

“The facility also features a 1,300-square-foot clinic that includes a surgery prep and surgery room, lab area, secure pharmacy storage and holding areas for animals scheduled for surgery,” a press release from the county says. “The clinic will provide spay-and-neuter services for animals adopted from the shelter.”

There are 12 adoption rooms and several play yards, the county says.

Construction began in March 2016. According to the LifeLine Animal Project, which manages the shelter, it will be 50 percent larger than the old facility on Camp Road in Decatur.

Here’s some aerial footage of the shelter taken while it was under construction. The contractor for the project is Reeves & Young Construction.


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