Updated: Monday, August 5 2013, 08:43 AM EDTDr. Clyde Brooks of Brevard is our "Person of the Week." He's chairman of "Friends Of The Animal Shelter" and spearheaded the fundraising efforts that made the new Transylvania County facility a reality."There's a lot of animals out there that need a home," the veterinarian says."We would not have had this shelter without Dr. Brooks and Friends of the Animal Shelter," county manager Artie Wilson tells us. "Because commissioners said 750-thousand was the bottom line that the county was gonna put in."That's 350-thousand dollars short of what the facility would cost. So Brooks rallied the community to support the cause."All together we had 850 identifiable donors," says Brooks. "Anything from a dollar, to much much more."Wilson says Dr. Brooks' passion made the state of the art building a reality. The perfect example of a public-private partnership."Without his persistence we would not have had it."Dr. Clyde Brooks
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