After being in a temporary location for more than a year, an area animal shelter had its grand opening Friday.
After fundraising since 2017, the Souris Valley Animal Shelter in Minot celebrated its new building with a ribbon-cutting joined by the Chamber of Commerce.
Their new facility cost $3.5 million and has indoor and outdoor dog kennels, a surgery suite and cat enrichment rooms.
The new building is double the size of the old building.
“It wasn’t like the best environment so we wanted to give them a good place where it didn’t feel just like a normal shelter,” said Laura Garcia, the director of operations. “That they could have plenty of enrichment and it would just be a nice facility for them.”
The shelter will begin taking in animals next weekend and they are still looking to hire more workers.