After sitting empty for almost a year, the new Barrow County Animal Control Facility is now in business.
The department’s employees moved into the building’s administrative offices last week and were to be followed by the cats and puppies this week.
The adult dogs will remain in the old shelter nearby until later this summer when 34 new cages have been installed.
“I don’t expect to start any installation before mid August,” said director Jimmy Terrell.
The department went ahead with the partial occupation of the building, because the one-year builder’s warranty on the building will expire next month.
The main holdup to using the building has been a long delay in purchasing cages for the animals.