The Jessamine County Animal Care and Control office will mark the grand opening of the new animal shelter with two events set for Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Friday at 1 p.m., and an open house will be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“The new shelter is the culmination of a lot of hard work and planning,” public-services director Mike Cassidy said. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to give chamber members, state officials and grant donors the opportunity to get a close-up look at the facilities during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 29.”
The celebration will kick into high gear with the Jessamine County Animal Shelter’s open-house event June 30 with hot dogs, chips and drinks, adoption specials, demonstrations and an information table with volunteer and e-mail-blast sign-ups. The open house will also include an “Ask A Vet” booth, a stuffed-animal check-up (vet techs will check stuffed animals and give them a certificate), face painting and more.