NEWNAN, Ga. - It’s an organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for pets, but for more than 40 years, the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society has been homeless itself. Now, dedicated volunteers are celebrating the start of a new year in their very own facility.
Late last year, the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society raised more than $172,000 to move into its first building, located on Highway 29 North in Newnan. Until then, NCHS has utilized the homes of volunteers to foster its dogs and cats, which are rescued mainly from Coweta County Animal Control. The non-profit also used boarding facilities in the area for dogs, but will now able to house its animals in its new facility until they are adopted into forever homes. Along with monetary donations from the public, NCHS has also gotten plenty of help from businesses in the community, including Cranford Homes, which donated General Contractor services, and Sto Corp., which donated paint.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning in Newnan, getting a tour of the new Newnan-Coweta Humane Society facility and meeting some of the cats and dogs waiting for adoption.