Walton County Animal Shelter thanks community for continued support


Lois Marlow has been with the shelter since the county took over animal control operations from the Humane Society. She now operates the bustling shelter out of its location on Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs.

Molly Mosher
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 09:58 AM.


Lois Marlow realizes it takes a village to run an animal shelter.

“Every person plays an important part,” Marlow told The Sun during a tour of the DeFuniak Springs shelter.

The Walton County Animal Shelter director says that the bustling operation would not be possible without the help of its friends in Walton County.

Especially with the state of the economy, the shelter more than ever relies on adoptions, fundraising, and volunteerism, to augment county funding.

“Strays are being turned in because of the economy. I thought it would get better,” Marlow said. But, “It’s just as bad.”

The Friends of the Walton County Animal Shelter has been the main fundraising arm for the shelter since it was created a couple of years ago as a separate 501(c)3.

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