With the opening of its new E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center this week, the Danville Area Humane Society has increased its room for unwanted animals by about 50 percent, and the public is invited to tour the new facility during an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
Anyone who fills out an adoption form during the open house will receive a reduction in the adoption fee.
The shelter used to hold about 100 animals, depending on size, according to Paulette Dean, the shelter’s executive director. Now the shelter will hold at least 150.
The addition to the existing shelter adds not only rooms where cats and kittens run free, a dozen new dog runs and a room for the small animals that used to be kept in the lobby, there is also a bright and inviting new entrance and reception area.
Dean’s office moved to the new addition and, for the first time, the shelter manager, April Hogan, has an office.