PAWS celebrates opening of Claudia’s Place animal shelter

A dream that started in 1996 became a reality on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Lower Wynndel Road. Clau-dia’s Place Animal Care and Rehabilitation Centre, the animal shelter that now houses the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS), is officially open.

“It was always a dream of Claudia’s (the late Claudia Grimstead) from when she started PAWS in 1996,” said the organization’s president, Vicki McDonald, on Tuesday.

The building and 30-acre property are the result of years of fundraising, planning and volunteering by a group dedicated to providing care for unwanted and abandoned animals. The newly opened shelter has a room for cats, another for exotic animals, kennels for dogs (all with access to the outdoors), space for large animals and even a quiet room that will allow private visits for people and pets.

The full story can be found here: Creston Valley Advance – PAWS celebrates opening of Claudia’s Place animal shelter.

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