Wyoming SPCA Grand Re-Opening
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The Wyoming County S-P-C-A held a grand re-opening Sunday, celebrating new life after a police raid last February.
Reports of unsanitary and overcrowded conditions at the shelter prompted the raid by State Police.
Authorities found more than 500 animals living in the shelter on Route 98 in Attica.
After months of being shut down, the shelter held a benefit and ribbon-cutting Sunday. New rules in place put a cap on the number of animals the shelter can have at one time.
The facility will only take up to 75 cats and a dozen dogs at one time. Changes at the shelter are meant to keep animals healthy.
"What used to be the stray cat room is now the store and what he sickbay was is now the stray cat room so that the stray cats and the sick cats," says Shelter Manager Jennifer Volpe. "The sick cats will go in what used to be a storage area, will now be all separated from the general public."
There were a number of activities as well as adoption opportunities for new animals already living at the shelter since it opened on Thursday.