Fort Pierce – Wednesday, October 12, 2022: The city of Fort Pierce has reopened the former Sunrise Humane Society animal shelter and renamed it the Fort Pierce Animal Adoption Center.
Earlier this month, the Municipal Commission terminated its contract with Sunrise, a non-profit organization that has struggled financially trying to maintain the facility.
Now, under the direction of the City, the shelter is offering new services and hours of operation in the same location at 100 Savannah Road in Fort Pierce.
The new hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The establishment is closed on Mondays.
There is an open kennel for the dogs and the cats are now in a spacious new building, allowing them to roam freely in a living room style environment which has a separate ventilation system to keep them healthy and comfortable. to entertain. In addition, the shelter now offers a second feeding.
“I am very happy to see the city step in and help improve the lives of these animals,” said Gabi Montgomery, kennel technician. “We are here to provide as much care as possible and help them find forever homes.”
Anyone interested in adoption is welcome to walk around the open kennel area, accompanied by a staff member, and select a pet to adopt. Dates are always encouraged for meetings between pets and new owners.
The City of Fort Pierce thanked local veterinarians who provided much-needed veterinary care to dogs and cats at the shelter, as well as Midway Veterinary Hospital, Tri-County/VCA, Rescue Adoption, Savannah Animal Hospital, Guardian Veterinarian Medical Center, and Hôpital Médical Animalier for providing assistance and working on future help for the shelter.
For more information, 772-467-3000 or visit: www.cityoffortpierce.com.