A stately Victorian home on Oak Street will soon have new residents—and not all of them will be human.
The five-bedroom house at 266 Oak St. will be the new Shelter to Home Pet Adoption Center, a headquarters for the nonprofit group Shelter to Home that began as a grassroots effort in 2005. In 2007, the group gained official nonprofit status. Since then, Shelter to Home has rescued and found homes for more than 1,400 cats and dogs.
The new headquarters is still being renovated, and volunteers are putting in hundreds of hours to restore the house, built in 1874, in a fashion befitting its grace and history.