The Broward animal shelter will close for six months
The shelter serves as a temporary home to thousands of cats and dogs and will close to the public for six months.
The $16.5 million shelter will fix problems with the shelter’s ventilation system that cause foul odors to waft through the building.
Animals will remain in the shelter, but officials are trying to find another spot for as many as possible to get them out of the shelter while construction is underway.
The shelter was tending to 37 cats and 83 dogs, but that number is always changing.
The county’s Animal Care Adoption Center, at 2400 SW 42nd St. in Fort Lauderdale, will keep on operating, but will switch to online services and appointments.
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