On Saturday morning the Forney Animal Shelter officially opened its doors with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a cupcake reception and tours of the new state-of-the-art animal shelter.
The new Forney Animal Shelter has been years in the making and was designed to encompass Forney’s centuries old animal shelter which was located on property historically owned by the City of Forney.
Located adjacent to the back of First Baptist Church in Forney, the new Forney Animal Shelter is currently under the direction of Forney’s Director of Development, Peter Morgan.
Director Morgan first welcomed a large group of residents and city council member’s past and present to the event, and then thanked those most responsible to the daily operation of the shelter, the staff of city’s Animal Control Department and the Friends of the Forney Animal Shelter volunteers.
Speaking briefing, Forney Mayor Rick Wilson said “We’re very excited about this facility. Like Wendle and Mr. Morgan said, Ron Hobbs, the architects did a fantastic job designing this, along with Speedfab Concrete. I see their representatives here, Larry and Randy, we appreciate you all. You did a great job with the building.”
Mayor Wilson said “And I’d especially like to thank the citizens for stepping up and being willing to fund this project for the citizens, and the show that we’re a community that caring about our pets and animals and we’ll do what we can to provide the best facility and care that we can or them.”
Many people brought their dogs to the family friendly event where pet owners took pictures with their animals, and the shelter gave away treat bags, Frisbees and tennis balls to the dogs, while Wags Grooming provided free nail grooming to the dogs attending.
Friends of the Forney Animal Shelter provided free face painting for the children, and the Forney Fire Department was on-hand with free fire hats and goodies.