CORINTH, Miss. — A Mississippi community is starting to raise money to build a new animal shelter.

The Daily Corinthian reports that the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is old and in bad condition.

A foundation wants to raise about $1 million, and it is looking for a site of 3 to 5 acres for a new building that could include space for family activities.

The shelter director, Charlotte Doehner, says several events this fall could help meet the first fundraising goal of $100,000.

The shelter took in nearly 1,200 animals in 2016. It accepts animals brought in by police officers, firefighters, animal control officers and county supervisors. Animals in distress are given priority for acceptance. Animals from other people are accepted if there is space.


Information from: The Daily Corinthian.