The Guilford County Animal Services Director stated the present animal shelter on West Wendover Avenue has many structural points.
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Animal Services is getting ready to open a brand new facility.
Guilford County Animal Services Director Jorge Ortega stated the present animal shelter on West Wendover Avenue is run down with many structural points. “It’s thrilling, it is stuffed with feelings. It’s an emotional curler coaster. There’s a variety of historical past in the previous facility good and dangerous however we would like to begin a brand new ebook right here,” stated Ortega.
The new facility is way bigger and is designed to make animals really feel extra comfy and relaxed. It’s positioned on Guilford College Road and might maintain up to 550 canine and cats and contains six canine adoption areas and two cat adoption areas. “In the brand new facility, now we have a variety of pure daylight. We have a variety of alternatives for our animals to get some recent air which we can not present in our present facility,” stated Ortega.
The facility additionally contains plenty of medical areas resembling a spay and neuter suite, surgical procedure prep areas, and an animal ICU. “We are ready to present a greater service to the general public. It is well understood or simply recognized if somebody is right here to undertake, or if somebody is right here and so they discovered a stray and so they want to drop them off on the animal shelter,” stated Ortega.
The animal providers director stated the transferring course of into the brand new facility begins on the finish of October. “Once we get by way of the transferring course of and get everyone settled and get all of the animals settled right here then I feel we are able to actually begin having fun with our new facility and actually begin serving to out our group,” stated Ortega.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony can be held on Oct. 29. The Director hopes to begin providers on the new facility by early November.