Things are going to get a little wild when the Erie County SPCA opens its brand new adoption center, where frogs, foxes, and owls will live next door to cats and dogs in the combined shelter and wildlife center.
The new 52,000 square foot building is twice the size of the old shelter and headquarters and will include an indoor-outdoor wildlife center with its own entrance, according to the Buffalo News.
The cats are being relocated first, of course. But the reptiles and other exotics, along with farm animals, won’t be far behind.
The SPCA is encouraging anyone who wants a “handsome” turtle or snake to adopt before the big move this weekend!
The new adoption center will include a pet store, veterinary clinic, adoption counseling rooms for those adopting an animal, as well as cat and dog behavioral and evaluation rooms. The dog kennel area will hold about 70 kennels.
Cat areas include larger rooms with a view, and window seats. Some cages will be used for those felines that prefer enclosed spaces, according the report in the Buffalo News.
A dozen wildlife buildings are on the grounds, as well as a separate red barn for farm animals. All features were built with animals in mind, said Browning. “Everything, down to the doorknobs, was designed to reduce stress for animals,” she told the Buffalo News.
The Erie SPCA looks after nearly 12,000 animals each year through admissions, adoptions, rescues, emergency transports, stray lost and found services, animal cruelty investigations and seizures. What a great asset for this lucky community and its animals.