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STOKES COUNTY, N.C.– A new adoption center for the Stokes County Animal Shelter is now closer to reality.

Shelter advocates have raised enough money to purchase a new structure, but now they need land.

A new adoption center will remove adoptions from the outdated animal shelter next to the county landfill in Quaker Gap. Those behind the adoption center want to build the new facility in King, where more traffic and population will hopefully equal more adoptions.

This comes after the county shelter has been plagues with problems over the years including parvo outbreaks.

The new center will be run by a nonprofit the selected by the county, while the old shelter will remain headquarters for Stokes County Animal Control.

Organizers are looking for someone in the King area willing to donate three to five acres of land for the facility–and they need it within the next two weeks.

If you can help, call the Humane Society of Stokes County at (336) 831- 4167.