(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Animal Shelter held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for what will be their new home.
Many were on hand at the new location on Corporate Dr. on St. Joseph's east side to witness the milestone. Shelter staff said they're looking forward to more space in their new home for both humans and animals. They also say it's important not just for comfort, but also for the health of the animal in their care.
The road to get to this point wasn't easy and people involved in the project to move the shelter are glad to have gotten here with the community's support.
"It was a long time coming," Whitney Zogby, Friends of the Animal Shelter said. "We just really appreciate the community's support to help us reach this first goal."
Shelter staff said they have plans to add on to the existing building for even more space.
For more information on fundraising efforts for the new shelter, you can visit the Friends of the Animal Shelter website by clicking here.