Animals Shelters Closed
June 1, 2011
The humane society lost over 60 percent of their funding when the Neal Trust of Brewton came to an end. Without the commitment of adequate funding from the governments they serve — Atmore, Brewton, East Brewton, Flomaton and Escambia County (Ala.) — Director Renee Jones announced in early May that the shelters would close by May 31.
Most of the animals in the two shelters were transferred to no-kills shelters in Virginia and Florida, as well a shelter in Baldwin County. Pilot Jack Rowell of Cantonment even helped to fly some of the animal to a humane society in Virginia from the Brewton Airport through the “Pilots n Paws” program.
Human society Director Renee Jones said that talks are continuing between the various municipalities in Escambia County, Alabama, about the possibility of operating just one shelter to cut costs.
Pictured above and below: Some of the animals housed recently at the Atmore Animal Shelter. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.