25 Oct Groundbreaking Ceremony for Beaufort County Animal Campus
Construction at the Beaufort County Animal Campus will soon begin!
Okatie, SC – Representatives from Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County Animal Services, Hilton Head Humane Association, Glick Boehm Architecture and Nix Construction took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Beaufort County Animal Campus on Wednesday morning, October 25th at 11am. The Beaufort County Animal Campus is set to be built on a six-acre site at 10 Pritcher Point Rd., Okatie, SC 29909. The new facility is expected to take a little more than a year to build.
The campus will include a facility for Beaufort County Animal Services to house and treat animals brought there or picked up by animal services officers, and it will include a new spay-neuter clinic and adoption center to be managed by the Hilton Head Humane Association. The $7 million project represents the largest public / private partnership in Beaufort County.
After the ceremony, Beaufort County animal shelter director Tallulah Trice, said “We are proud of our partnership and accomplishments over the past five years. Our goals with this new campus include expanding our programs and services and continuing to raise awareness and community support in order to expand our life-saving programs and create a more humane county for all of our animals. Beaufort County and Hilton Head Humane’s vision is to become a model open-admission shelter, a shelter that does not turn away an animal that has no place to go, and a true resource for the people and animals of Beaufort County.”
Beaufort County Council Member Jerry Stewart may have captured the sentiment of the crowd best when he quoted Mahatma Gandhi: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”
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