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Sandra  F.
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Rating: 3

Help us, Help them!

posted 6 years ago

Where do I start?
I am not sure I am the best one to review this shelter. This shelter has my heart, these animals have my heart and soul and this mission that I am on has got to take this shelter to a better place.
Over 2 years ago, I went to a meeting.. WOW!
I was oblivious to the fact that the Liberty Humane Shelter received no funding from the county or state or federal government..I could not believe my ears...
So, we set off to raise funds for the shelter. And we did...but it is never enough!
It took me a few weeks to go by and WOW I could not believe my eyes.. I could not stand it..
At the next meeting, I explained that we would be glad to help raise funds but that the funds we helped raise "had" to be used to improve the conditions for the animals... The existing board approved our requests and asked what we had in mind..
Well, right after the fund raiser was over, the President was ill and stepped down from her presidency... I agreed to fill in temporarily...
Well, here I am!
The building was painted, the parking lot was graded to prevent the flooding to the building, the bathroom got new fixtures, the cats got new kennels, the dogs got new kennels inside and the outside kennels were fixed to accomodate outside play..The carport was closed in, insulated, heated and air conditioned. Another shed was made into a 2nd quarantine area. More staff was hired, some were fired, meds were bought, cleaning procedures were started and enforced. Vets were
consulted and a plan of action was put into play.
IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE! That was 2007!
Still, there is only so much you can do when you have so little to work with.
In 2008 the cat rooms were built thanks to our angel, Dawn. We got another quarantine shed to make it 3. A tub was put in to wash our dishes in because we were using buckets. More hook ups were put in for washing machines because we do about 10 loads a day. Some electrical work was
done to help with lighting. Some more paint was put on in April on the floors and look at them now..Some concrete was poured for the puppy
pads outside so they can go out without touching the dirt--because our dirt kills puppies...
And a few dozen other projects were started and completed...
Many more are in the works but MONEY is the factor here.. No money, no improvements...
The building is old old old.. It was an old house..
The electrical is down right dangerous. The plumbing is a joke, I can not count the number of times I have plundged the toilet and the drains.
The hot water heater is not hooked up because we need an electrician to hook it up. There is only one water pump, both facilities can not clean at the same time.
The grounds have had so many animals on it over the years, I am convinced it is infested with the parvo virus. Cross contamination is a real factor here... Our animals are exposed daily to germs and diseases because we are in the same facility as animal control. Even Department of Agriculture recommends separation of the two facilities if possible.. The walls move, actually that is our roaches and mice..even though it is sprayed monthly, the place is infested. The parking lot is a mess all the time. It is amazing the animals are in as good shape as they are...
The bottom line is... we are here for the animals.
We are committed to make their stay with us as comfortable as possible until their forever family comes for them..
WE NEED HELP, WE WANT TO DO MORE BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO DO IT..

HELP US HELP THEM!




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[updated on 2009-01-03 05:02:24 GMT]:
Liberty Humane Shelter gets better and better.
We are learning daily and growing daily.
We are improving daily...
That's our goal, that's our mission..
To provide the best care and the best temporary home for the animals until their new family comes for them...

Pros: This place has changed!

Cons: This place needs to be bulldozed!

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Georgia E.
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Rating: 1

Pitiful use of county funds

posted 6 years ago

Liberty County is home to Fort Stewart, army base. A lot of money pours into the county due to federal impact funds, taxes, and high cost of living. The county recently built a new Board of Education building which costs millions - has marble floors and stair cases. Click here for a picture: www.liberty.k12.ga.us/Administration/ then compare with the sad, sad picture already posted of the Liberty County Humane Society shelter. It is in dire need of repairs, upgrades, etc.

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[updated on 2008-10-26 19:16:02 GMT]:
(To see the BOE, click www.liberty.k12.ga.us/Administration/ then Departments, then Administration)

Pros: Caring staff

Cons: Buiding in need of repair

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Dstrykr
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Rating: 5

Liberty Humane Shelter Total Makeover!

posted 6 years ago

Liberty Humane Shelter pulls animals from the Liberty County Animal Control Facility before they are euthenized! They have saved thousands of lives!

This facility has come a long way under their new president, Sandra Frye. Sandra became the new shelter president only two years ago. I am first hand witness as to how this facility was before and after her arrival. Now that the animals are much more healthy, the office work much more organized and the customer service much more friendly, the shelter needs a new makeover!

Please visit their website at
www.libertyhumaneshelter.com .
If you click on Sponsor A Shelter Project, you will see the condition of the shelter building. This is an old County brick building. Indeed, they are co-located in the same building as the County Animal Control Office. Their 16 x 16 office can barely hold one dog and three people during an adoption, let alone their employees, vet tech, volunteers and more visitors!

So please consider this shelter for a makeover! They have worked hard to make it the best it can be. Now they need your help to build a facility to match the standard they have so honorably achieved!

Kathleen Strykr

Pros: Extremely clean facility, big healthy & happy cats and dogs!

Cons: This shelter needs a makeover

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lauren  k.
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Rating: 4

HUGE Improvement

posted 6 years ago

In 2006 I adopted a dog who I hold very dear to my heart. When I went there the shelter smelt horrible, the animals looked sick, It did not look clean, and the staff seemed like they just wanted the animals to be gone rather then really trying to truely know the person who wanted to adopt.

Recently during their yardsale I went and checked out the facility and there was soooo much improvement! It smelled nice and clean, the animals looked healthy and happy, and they were very friendly! I hope that we this community can come togther and really help these animals out by giving the Liberty Humane Shelter and new and improved look...they definitely deserve it! These animals just want to be loved and cared for !

Pros: Wonderful staff that truely care for the animals

Cons: Delapedated Building

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Heather E.
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Rating: 3

Hardworking dedicated Volunteers

posted 6 years ago

Living in Liberty County, I often hear about adoptable pets at the fundraising events LHS. We have always participated as much as possible (Pouring for Paws is always fun!) and sent in donations.

Although Liberty Humane Shelter and the Liberty County Animal Control are housed in the same building, they are completely separate entities. Liberty Humane Shelter receives no funding, they rely solely on donations. The building is in deplorable condition, through no fault of the staff and volunteers. It is common knowledge that Liberty County has the one of worst facilities in the region. The staff and volunteers work diligently to make the best of what they have.

I have been to Liberty Humane Shelter/Liberty County Animal Control a few times to pick up an animal for transport or to go to a foster home. The staff and volunteers were always friendly and professional. They were grateful for any assistance.

I would love to see Liberty Humane Society have a new, modern facility that would accommodate more animals. Sadly, a large number of animals end up at Animal Control and and lose their lives because there is not enough space available in the area shelters or foster groups.

Pros: Hardworking Volunteers

Cons: Small, outdated facilities

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