The goal is to eliminate animal homelessness to the greatest extent possible, but the reality is too many dogs and cats are without owners.
Many of those pets find themselves next in line to be euthanized at animal shelters.
The Downriver area has become a sanctuary of sorts for unwanted animals, with groups like WAG Animal Rescue, the Precious Animal Welfare Society of Michigan and Lake Erie Metro Animal Rescue rescuing animals who find themselves with nowhere else to go. Add Shelter to Home Animal Rescue to that group of animal advocates. The group is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the grand opening of its new adoption center Saturday at 266 Oak St., at the corner of Third Street.
Shelter to Home obtained the Victorian house, built in 1874, in the fall. Since that time, it’s been undergoing renovations to alter the building so it meets the requirements of a state licensed shelter. It most recently served as a chiropractic office and certain modifications had to be made to make it more pet-friendly.