2018-12-05 / Front Page

No-kill animal shelter

Plans are underway to provide a local refuge for animals whose time has run out at the city shelter in Blakely, and provide shelter for homeless animals from Early County.

Blakely and Early County is in dire need of a no-kill shelter to provide adoption services for homeless pets. Saving Early Animal Refuge, Inc. will be opening soon to meet those needs.

Saving Early Animal Refuge, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

The refuge founder/director is Melissa Nash Pullen. Board of Directors members include Sterling Jones, Claire Moseley, Dr. Ken Payton and Rob McLendon. Julie Jarrett is secretary/treasurer.

The refuge has located a site for the refuge and plans to have it ready to house animals by mid-January.

Strong community support will be essential to the success of the animal refuge. To volunteer your construction skills, contact Melissa at 850-699-3321.

Monetary donations are also needed to help with operating expenses, building materials and animal care costs. Donations can be mailed to Saving Early Animal Refuge Inc. at 181 Angus Drive, Blakely, GA 39823 or given to Melissa Pullen, Claire Moseley or Julie Jarrett.

Electronic donations can be made using the donate buttons on the Saving Early Animal Refuge Facebook page or at www.savingearlyrefuge.org.

Long term, donations of pet supplies, etc., will be needed. Wish lists will be posted on the website and Facebook.

For more information, contact Melissa at 850- 699-3321.

Mission Statement: Saving Early Animal Refuge, Inc. is committed to prevention of cruelty to animals by provision of a no-kill refuge and adoption program for stray or abandoned animals, reduction of unwanted animal pregnancies through provision of a pet spay and neuter program in the local community, and provision of education programs to promote local animal welfare.

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