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Mayor Cuts Ribbon On ‘Animal House’

Friday December 10, 2010

New animal adoption center open to the public this weekend

With a cut of the ribbon, Mayor Jerry Abramson opened Animal House, Metro Animal Services’ new, state-of-the-art animal adoption center today.

The 10,000 square foot facility, located at 3516 Newburg Road, will showcase the many adoptable animals under the care of Metro Animal Services until they can find a permanent home with a new family.

“Pet lovers will be impressed by this new facility,” Abramson said. “It features all the amenities citizens would find in a pet retail store with the added benefit of helping an animal in need. It provides much-needed space for Metro Animal Services and will take the department to the next level of customer service.”

“We are very pleased to open this beautiful, centrally located, state of the art adoption center,” said Wayne Zelinsky, Director of Metro Animal Services. “We want to make it as convenient as possible for citizens to find a new lifelong companion.”

Mayor cuts ribbon on "Animal House"

Animal House is a $2.6 million dollar facility, funded with $1.6 million in bonds and $1 million from Metro Animal Services’ building fund.

Animal House features:

  • 20 glass-front dog rooms
  • Puppy adoption area with 18 townhouses
  • Cat adoption area, with room for 50 cats; two free roaming rooms and 16 cat condos
  • Pocket Pet Adoption Area for reptiles, hamsters and gerbils
  • Two interview rooms for potential adopters/adoption coordinators
  • Two food prep areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Retail area featuring “must have” pet items from leashes to kennels
  • Grooming room

Animal House will officially open to the public Saturday, December 11th.

Hours of operation are:

Monday Tues. thru Friday Saturday & Sunday
Closed 10 - 6 12 - 5

On the web at www.louisvilleanimalhouse.com