Rescue Rebuild Director Bryna Donnelly explained the importance of the shelter renovations for both the animals and the community members and families entering the shelter.
"We want to make this a place where the community is proud to come to. Long ago in the age of dog pounds, it was just about being a repository for animals," Donnelly said. "Rescue Rebuild strives to take all of that out of the equation—we want to make this a place where animals are happier, healthier, they have places to run and play, they can get fresh air, and cats and dogs can get out of their cages. Would you be your best self in a cage? Neither would a cat or a dog and it's kind of the same philosophy."