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SF Opens New Animal Shelter with Rooftop Dog Run

SF Opens New Animal Shelter with Rooftop Dog Run

SF Opens New Animal Shelter with Rooftop Dog Run

April 1, 2021

San Francisco's Animal Care and Control shelter just got a modern upgrade. The brand new, state-of-the-art building was a $77 million project focused on improving the safety and comfort of the 7,000+ animals taken in each year. It's the first shelter in the Bay Area to have a flushable porcelain "dog toilet" as well as a rooftop dog run with porous turf and a catch basin underneath.

The new building also features roomier cages, kennels with windows, a modern veterinary suite, and a separate exercise area for bunnies. Now equipped with steel reinforcing beams, the shelter is designed to be earthquake-safe.

Due to the pandemic, pets are now paired with their new parents over a video call before meeting in person. Visit sfanimalcare.org to meet the adoptable animals.

Learn more about the new facility here.

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle