Program supervisor hopes to spread the word: KCAS is pet adoption option -The Rapidian

Carly Luttmann is making great strides to change the perception of the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS). Indeed, thanks to Luttmann and her staff, it’s clear the animal shelter is not your father’s “dog pound.”

Aside from the 23,000-square-foot facility, opened in 2009, several programs have been instituted, all in an effort to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and about KCAS’ adoption program.

“It’s not cold and scary, and the animals are not sitting in water and they aren’t looking sad and forlorn,” said Luttmann, program supervisor of the animal shelter. “They’re getting some interaction with the staff, and all the work we’ve been doing is to get the animals to interact positively with people and for the people to have a positive experience when they come here.”

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