State of The Art Animal Shelter Groundbreaking to Be Held Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center Begins New Chapter for Animal Welfare with New Facility
Posted by: Staff
Date: Aug 02 2022 12:27 PM
DOTHAN, AL, August 2, 2022: Animal enthusiasts around the Wiregrass have much to celebrate with the
groundbreaking of the state-of-the-art facility, Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
The ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the new shelter site on 52 West just outside of the Ross Clark
Circle between Ward Wilson Funeral Home and Eye Surgical Associates. The general public and their pets are invited to
attend. Parking will be available at designated neighboring businesses with shuttle transportation provided to the shelter
site for guests and their pets.
Over the past three years, intensive research, planning, and development have culminated into a facility with a variety of
features such as catios, wooded walking paths, and medical and grooming rooms. A full list of amenities can be found at
www.wiregrasspets.org. The Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center is a 501c3 nonprofit that has partnered with
the city of Dothan and Houston County to build the shelter. WPRAC was designed to create an exemplary animal shelter
and pet adoption center, along with a community friendly facility in Dothan/Houston County, Alabama. WPRAC will
provide for the basic needs for domesticated animals (primarily cats and dogs) until they are reclaimed by their owner,
placed in a new home, or placed with another organization for adoption.
Led by local businessman, Bryan Applefield, the board of directors of the Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center
include the following:
Bryan Applefield, President
Beth Kenward, Vice President
Nikki McCord, Secretary and Treasurer
Rachel Smith, Executive Director, is available for interviews prior to and during the event and can be coordinated
through Whittaker Marketing. Please contact Sharon Whittaker at 334.790.3859 or [email protected] to
schedule an interview. For more information, visit www.wiregrasspets.org, the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/wiregrasspetsrescueandadoption or call Rachel Smith at 334.200.4975.
ABOUT WIREGRASS PET RESCUE AND ADOPTION CENTER
The Wiregrass Pet Rescue and Adoption Center exists to provide humane care and shelter for lost and abandoned
companion animals, and to find loving homes for all adoptable pets.