New Animal Services Facility Opens

by Sheila Ash

Metro Animal Services has a new adoption center. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday on a new shelter, called Animal House.

Animal House is a 10 thousand square foot facility that will showcase adoptable animals under the care of Metro Animal Services.

Wayne Zelinsky, Director of Metro Animal Services, says it provides much needed space.

“Congratulations number one goes to the animals they now have a beautiful state-of-the-art place to await their forever home, congratulations to the citizens who now have a centrally located, again state-of-the-art facility welcoming, inviting to come and find a new pet and also the employees and volunteers of Metro Animal Services this has been a long time coming,” he says.

Animal House has 20 dog rooms and a cat adoption area with space for 50 cats. The $2.6 million shelter was paid for with $1.6 million in bonds and $1 million in MAS funds.

Animal House is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.