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Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter
New Animal Shelter
Laura Thiel Shull and Austin Meyer, center, took shovels in hand to break ground at the new Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County, in the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road. Shuller is the daughter of long-time shelter supporter, the late Judy Thiel and Meyer is a Columbia businessman and philanthropist who has pledged up to $1 million to match other donations made to the Humane Society. Also present at Wednesdays event were several elected county and city officials, Humane Society officers, members and supporters. - photo by Gary Phillips
The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets. Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones welcomed a group of shelter benefactors, county and city officials and staff to the event, and honored the memory of the late Judy Thiel.