New Adams County Animal Shelter Named

Honoring the history and heritage of the region, the Adams County Board of Commissioners today announced Riverdale Animal Shelter as the name of the county's new facility scheduled to begin construction in 2018. 

"This exciting project will not only carry the historic Riverdale name, but the design of the building also connects to the agricultural heritage of the area," said Board Chair Eva Henry.

The new 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art animal shelter will have ample and modernized kennel spaces for cats and dogs and additional housing for small mammals, exotics, and even the occasional small farm animal, allowing for excellence in animal sheltering and an array of services to support and engage Adams County residents.

The current shelter takes in nearly 6,000 stray, abandoned, and neglected animals each year, and provides thousands more with vaccinations and microchips. They save lives by treating injured and ill animals, reuniting lost pets with their families, and serving as the place many Adams County residents come to adopt their pets.

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