Give 9 Campaign: East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City.

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - They call themselves the little shelter that could, and are completely funded on donations and adoptions.

The East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City opened in May 2012 after being an outdoor kennel for three years. The move into the new facility made possible through community donations and volunteers.

"We make sure their environment is what we would give our own dogs," said Nicole Recktenwald. "As far as their love their medical attention and all that."

Volunteer Carolyn Harrelson says this facility is the only "no kill" shelter in Phenix City and Russell County, adding that when someone comes to adopt the first question they ask is what kind of dog you're looking for.

"It's going to help us put the right dog with you, and if we don't think we have a dog that will fit you were going to send you somewhere else, because we want our animals in a forever home not a temporary home, we want a forever home," said Harrelson.

The animals mostly come from the Phenix City animal shelter and they take in strays too.

Right now they want to get the word out that they're open and helping animals.  A grand opening for the humane society off 13th Street will be held March 23 to give folks a chance to see firsthand what they do and maybe take home a new fury friend.

You have until the end of the month to vote, then the first $5,000 check will be awarded.

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