Ribbon cut on new animal shelter

VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – After seven years in the making, animals looking to be adopted in Trumbull County have a new place to call home.

Scrappy the dog cut the ribbon on the new Trumbull Animal Welfare League complex in Vienna on Friday.

The new $4.2 million dollar facility sits on 20 acres off of Route 193 (Belmont Avenue) and is designed to help accommodate the growing number of animals that workers are taking in each year.

Board President Dr. Jeff Williams said their next ambitious project is to get all the pets spayed and neutered as they enter the shelter.

“We have a surgery center in here. It is going to take about $40,000 to get that up and going,” said Williams. “We are starting on a campaign to develop that spay and neuter program and just like this facility it is going to be second to none.

In addition to the puppy kennels and cat colony rooms, space has been created for treatment, grooming, education and pet bonding. The center also houses an indoor dog and puppy play yard and training center.

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