Samson Animal Shelter

A group of people in Geneva County say an animal shelter is crucial for public health and is a benefit for the ever growing stray dog and cat population there.

The organizers of the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter are in negotiation with the board of Geneva County Commissioners to come up with a site for such a facility.

The shelter has become a non-profit organization, but does not have a place to construct a building as of yet.

“We’re going to get good at it and we are now beginning to see the early stages of community support," said Karroll Hauseknecht.

Besides looking for a site for the shelter, the organization has held a number of fundraisers that would go toward the overall operation.