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Renovated Shelter Gives Pets Fighting Chance

Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013, 06:41 PM EST
After four months, the Blue Ridge Humane Society shelter is up and running again.

"First day, a little chaotic, but we're looking forward to finding homes for the animals we've got," says assistant manager Karla Pan.

The "soft opening" comes after $200,000 in upgrades. According to the humane society, the improved space gives gives potential owners a chance to get to know the pets.

"So we can see how nice this place looks today because they've made a lot of changes," says Gail Docktor of Brevard.

The changes are intended make the pets more relaxed, which also might makes them more adoptable.

Robert Sanders went home with a Jack Russell mix that might mend some broken hearts in the family.

"My wife had a boxer that got run over Christmas Eve. She was wanting another dog," said Sanders, with the bundle of joy in his arms.

The Blue Ridge Humane Society shelter is located off 64 east in Edneyville.

By John Le
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