Lions Club hears about keeping animals safe during Michael

Published 3:54 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

Cecilia Willis, Clerk of Superior Court of Decatur County and Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society Board member, brought the Bainbridge Lions Club up to date Wednesday on how shelter director Ashley White and animal director Marnie Johns operated during the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Michael.

“During Hurricane Michael, we moved the animals at our shelter at 1250 Cox Ave. near the Earle May Boat Basin and across from some baseball and softball fields to the former Elcan-King Elementary School, which is now vacant,” Willis said. “We kept them there from Tuesday through Friday during the Hurricane.”

“Dennie Nichols, our Humane Society president, decided that Elcan-King was the safest place to keep the animals during the storm,” continued Willis. “I went to school there when I was in elementary school. I understand that there is some possibility that Elcan-King will eventually be torn down to provide additional parking for Bainbridge High School Bearcats football games at Centennial Field which is across the street from the school.”

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Willis further told the Lions that the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society’s slogan is helping the helpless in the dog and cat world.

“I myself am an animal lover and I want to do everything I can to keep them safe,” said Willis.