Next steps taken towards new animal shelter

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- A team of local animal advocates is developing plans for a new animal shelter.

The group is forming a 501(c)3 to oversee the shelter and serve as a fundraising platform for the facility.

Concerned members of the public met Thursday to go over a report that includes research from Shelter Planners of America, who has helped develop hundreds of shelters nationwide.

Currently, the Dothan Police Foundation has earmarked funding for the project and will serve as the fundraising organization until the 501(c)3 is formalized.

In a statement, Police Chief Parrish said, “There’s a reason this project means so much to the general public. We need animal advocates, business owners, community leaders and the public to work together to fufill this need. We know it is an important undertaking and believe exciting things can happen when our community comes together.
The full press release is attached below: