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Animal shelter given $5K in donations

In 2013, Gwinnett’s Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center received the funds

LAWRENCEVILLE — In the past year, the Gwinnett animal shelter was given approximately $5,000 in donations. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners formally accepted the contributions on Tuesday.

“Without help and donations from the amazing people of Gwinnett County, we wouldn’t have been able to hold these events at the shelter,” shelter manager Chip Moore said. “I thank each and every one of them and look forward to seeing what we’ll be able to do next year.”

Most of the funds came from residents who used an online donation tool. A link for making online donations is available at www.gwinnettcounty.com. Click the Animal Shelter choice under the “Departments” tab.

The money provides the opportunity to host adoption and rescue events, test and vaccinate incoming animals, and acquire supplies and equipment for spaying and neutering programs.

For the holiday season, the shelter is also collecting canned goods for local food banks. Through Dec. 31, those who give five items (like rice, diapers or soap) receive a $10 voucher toward shelter fees.

Gwinnett’s Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. It is operated by the Gwinnett County Police Department. For more information, call 770-339-3200 or visit www.gwinnettanimalcontrol.com.