South Bend, Ind. South Bend Animal Care and Control's new building has been in place for about a year now. But, during an open house Saturday, the facility recognized new management and a focus on adoption.
Under new leadership, the shelter hopes to attract even more people towards adoption.
Dogs and cats generally stay for several weeks until they find new families.
But the shelter also partners with regional facilities to find every animal a loving, permanent home.
Even mayor Pete Buttigieg came to raise a new flag and celebrate the new logo and branding, saying the facility is an asset to the community.
“There are a lot of animals right here at the shelter looking for a good home. We have some examples of that right here,” said Buttigieg. “We have an alum of the shelter right here and we're excited to show off this great facility and draw attention to the need for adoption.”
Shelter manager Matt Harmon was also positive.
“I'm very excited to be kind of opening a new door and raising a new flag and really having a rebirth of the shelter as well with new management,” he said.
South Bend Animal Care and Control is currently accepting applications for volunteers as well as adoptive parents for its pets.