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Forsyth County honors animal shelter committee

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth commission honored the county’s animal control and shelter advisory committee during its meeting Thursday night.

Formed in 2011, the committee was charged with reviewing the local animal shelter services situation, which at the time was contracted out.

The eight-member group later recommended that the county build a new facility, which it did using money from an extension of the 1-cent sales tax program voters approved later in 2011.

Construction of the 13,700-square foot facility began in March 2013. It opened in August 2014 on County Way, off Ga. 400 in north Forsyth, and replaced the county’s previous shelter operation of 35 years on Old Atlanta Road.

The committee, which held its final meeting Aug. 12, included: John McGruder, Lanier Orr, Lance White, Kathy Genovese, Erin Long, Commissioner Todd Levent and county employees Tim Merritt and Cindy Henderson.

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