REPORTING · 7th April 2011
The Looking for Love Animal Shelter is now open for business. This was the announcement made by Mayor Joanne Monaghan on Monday, April 4th’s City Council Meeting.
The big move was supposed to happen this past weekend but the older shelter was full to the brim with dogs. Maryanne Baumbach explained she had to pick up four more dogs but had no places to put them. The dogs were moved at 4:30 pm and the cats were moved at 4:00 the next morning in an attempt to get all the animals settled in.
“The Dogs took a little bit more [time to adjust] because they weren’t certain about the dog run doors because they have the plastic flap there. Even though we opened it up, they did not realize they could get out,” said Baumbach. “The cats settled in rapidly. They were quite happy because they had their freedom, they’re not in cages and the stress level dropped tremendously now that they are in.”
Baumbach said the circulation is fantastic and sucks the odours out. This building is a lot older then the old building.
“We are greatly appreciative of all the work people put into it and I mean, it has made life a lot easier. Volunteers have been coming down quite frequently, more then what we have seen in the past,” said Baumbach. “It’s just been really, really wonderful.”
The Shelter currently sits at 36 dogs and about 60 cats.
Do these kittens look familiar? These are three of the cats who were left in a rubber bin outside the shelter. The other two were playing happily in a kitty tent. The mother watched on.
4 dogs in kennel already? The Dogs have a lot more room to play in with the runs in the back. A run is connected to two kennels giving the dogs two kennels and a run to play in.
Kitimat Animal Shelter
Comment by Maryann Baumbach on 10th April 2011
Please note it is not the looking for love that has moved into the new animal shelter it is the Kitimat Humane Society.