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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 15:42

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Recognized for Excellence

 The Forsyth County Animal Shelter was recognized for its excellence on September 18, 2019 in front of an audience that included state and local officials and representatives from local law enforcement agencies.


The Georgia Pet Coalition and the Humane Society of the United States recognized Cindy Iacopella, shelter manager, and the shelter staff for the work done on behalf of animals in the county. The shelter has been designated an “Emerging Gold Standard Shelter” for the state of Georgia.  

Included in the accomplishments were a reduction in euthanasia, the implementation of progressive programs, SPLOST funding for a mobile spay/neuter unit, partnerships with other agencies for unwanted pets and a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office in which inmates work with shelter dogs.