• Commissioners award animal shelter volunteers
By Linda Green

Hours of service to the McDuffie County Animal Shelter was rewarded June 5 as county commissioners recognized five Thomson High School students, their job coaches and posthumously honored the work of a radio personality.
During the county commission meeting, the students in the high school’s community base education program received certificates for their efforts to advance the mission of the animal shelter.
Receiving certificates of recognition were Tyanitha Clanton, GB McCoy, Brian Wilson, Terilyn Durham and Gena Cody as well as Marcia and Marcus Harden accepting a posthumous award for their husband/father Greg, a local radio personality and animal shelter champion.
According to Gail Newsome, shelter director, volunteers and supporters help the shelter meet its daily demands. “It is not an eight to five job and at the end the day everyone goes home and it’s forgotten at the end of the day,” she said, noting that pets have to be cared for daily.
“Through the help of many in our community the volunteer hours of work and donations helps us to keep the shelter going and the pets properly cared for,” she said. Donations allow for the purchase of pet needs, outdoor kennels, medications, toys, grooming supplies and medical care.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, June 12, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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