Burlington, N.C. -- The Burlington Animal Shelter has received an $8,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States. The grant will allow the shelter to make repairs and improvements to the facility.
"They're items that just generally make the animals' time here a little bit better. The animals have resting boards that need to be replaced and water bowls that need to be replaced and a lot of items that really improve their quality of life while they're here," Director Greg Seel said.
In addition, the money has allowed the shelter get rid of the gas chamber it used to euthanize animals. The shelter will now use lethal injection to euthanize animals. However, the director says if more people would spay and neuter their pets, fewer animals would end up in the shelter.