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Rescue mission accomplished

Furry guests loving the luxurious accommodations at the new Beaufort County Animal Campus.

Beaufort County Animal CampusAfter seven years of hard work and planning, the new Animal Campus in Okatie is now open for business. Local stakeholders joined together for the official ribbon cutting ceremony on March 30. The new 20,000-square-foot facility includes Beaufort County Animal Services and Hilton Head Humane Association’s Spay/Neuter Clinic and its second Adoption Center. This combines all these services under one roof instead of three separate locations throughout the county.

“As we continue our partnership with Beaufort County, and in particular Beaufort County Animal Services, we cannot emphasize enough the thousands of animals that are alive today because of this relationship,” said Chuck Laine, chairman of the Humane Association Board of Directors. “This arrangement has been a collaborative effort that has successfully helped us carry out our mission of improving the lives of homeless dogs and cats while also working to substantially lower the number of animals reproduced or relinquished.”

The $7 million facility, located between Pritcher Point and Heffalump roads, next to the River’s End community, was constructed by local contractor Nix Construction.

“The two largest agencies in our county understand that we are ‘Better Together,’” says Tallulah Trice, Director of Beaufort County Animal Services. “And we also understand critical to reducing intake and euthanasia is to emphasize aggressive spay and neuter programs. This is why the spay/neuter clinic was central in the design of the new building.”

We reached out to a few of the Animal Campus’ residents for their take on the new facility.

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