Fresno Humane set to open brand new facility

FRESNO, California (KFSN) – About 90 dogs and cats took a short walk or loaded up for a trip.

Hopefully their next stop will be short before they find permanent residence.

The site of Fresno County’s old monument has served as a “temporary” home for nine years, but now, Fresno Humane Animal Services is making a fresh start.

“It’s been a long time,” says Environmental Health Director Steven Rhodes. “Right now, the animals are housed outdoors. Now, we’re talking indoors.”

The new $ 9 million shelter is not far off, which is a good thing because a lot of travel had to be done.

The 10,000-square-foot facility is designed to serve the entire county of Fresno beyond the city limits of Fresno.

Rhodes says the new facility offers a much better environment.

“Having managed the hot and cold conditions for the animals, we will now have a much better situation that is not only good for the animals but also much better for the workers,” he said.

The new facility has three buildings: one for the administration, a kennel and an import facility.

“New animals coming from the public, where they are picked up by animal control officers, will come to this building first,” Rhodes said.

The strays will be observed for diseases before joining the general population of the shelters.

The new shelter will be open on Tuesday at 9am.

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