FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Cats, canines, and even a three-legged goat on the lookout for a house now that Fresno County’s new Animal Shelter opened.
The shelter price was $9.4 million and is positioned close to Teilman and Neilsen Aves.
When you stroll by the doorways you meet quite a lot of animals. One of them is a three-legged goat. The goat was attacked by a canine and delivered to the shelter. The staff tried to save lots of her leg however ultimately, they needed to amputate it.
The goat, a pig, a rooster, and rows of cats and canines all are ready for the suitable individual to take them dwelling for an opportunity at a new life.
Since 2012, the county’s outdated morgue constructing was dwelling to the county’s shelter due to the situations animals weren’t allowed to be inside.
“We were primarily focused outside so it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter,” mentioned Supervisor Brian Pacheco. “It was the worst of everything.”
In 2015, Supervisors determined to construct a new 20,000 sq ft constructing.
Pacheco reduce the ribbon outdoors of the new shelter to have a good time the opening. He mentioned the county has a ten-year contract with Fresno Humane. The county pays Fresno Humane one million a yr to run the shelter.
“Everything is better here than it was there,” mentioned Fresno Human Director Teri Rockhold.
The constructing was costlier than initially anticipated however officers mentioned will probably be used for 50-60 years.
The new shelter has a climate-controlled atmosphere, a vaccine clinic, and new high-capacity washers and dryers. The shelter additionally has play areas outdoors, and quarantine rooms to deal with sick animals.
Pacheco mentioned 6,000 animals come by the county shelter a yr. According to the Humane Society, 90 p.c of animals on the shelter weren’t euthanized.