SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday announced the opening of Animal Care & Control's new safe shelter in the city that will serve thousands of domestic and wildlife critters every year.
With nearly double the square footage of the old facility, the new 65,000-square-foot shelter in the Mission District includes a modernized veterinary suite. The new adoption center's expanded play and training areas for animals, and larger education spaces, will better serve the public, animal care staff, and volunteers, the announcement said.
"Throughout the pandemic, we've continued to make progress on our critical infrastructure projects, supporting good jobs and making our city more resilient," said Breed.
The agency takes in close to 10,000 animals of all species a year and operates San Francisco's only open-admissions shelter.
Infrastructure projects like the new shelter create jobs and will be a critical part of San Francisco's recovery from COVID-19, according to the announcement.