The dedication ceremony for the RainbowBridgeat the Animal Control Facility will take place on Monday, October 17th , at 3:00 PM. The ceremony will be conducted by County Commission Chairman, Pete Liakakis and will include a Blessing of the Homeless Animals by Sheriff’s Department Chaplain, Father Patrick O’Brien. The Animal Control Facility is located at7211 Sallie Mood Drive,Savannah.


This project was conceived by facility director Lieutenant Brenda Boulware and Diane Abolt, Volunteer Coordinator. They were both inspired by theRainbowBridgepoem:


Just this side of  heaven is a place called theRainbowBridge.When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow

 Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross theRainbowBridgetogether. The Animal Control Facility is always looking for volunteers. Those that are interested can go to the website, click on the Volunteer menu for all the information.