The City of Fayetteville dedicated its new puppy nursery last night, a time when the City Council also toured the Animal Shelter facility and saw the upgrades made in the Shelter over the last year. Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the City Council, along with members of the community and city staff dedicated the nursery with a ribbon cutting, and the name of the nursery was announced as the “Kathryn B. Stout Puppy Nursery.” Kathryn Stout was a long-time supporter of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, and the new puppy nursery was named in her honor for her lifelong support of homeless animals. Ms. Stout made the improvement possible with her bequest of $25,000 to be used to benefit the puppies at the Shelter.
The nursery upgrade was very much needed, as the former space was outdated and not very space efficient. The new kennels allow for twice as much space for the puppies to play and rest. They also provide a way for the Staff to thoroughly clean each kennel run without handling each puppy. This has dramatically cut down on the spread of common viruses and other illnesses. In addition, the new space is bright and cheery making the puppies more comfortable in addition to making the public feel more welcome. The Staff hopes that the public will take time to visit and see the improvements all around the Shelter for themselves.
Photo: City Council members Brenda Thiel-Boudreaux (Vice Mayor), Rhonda Adams, and Bobby Ferrell cut the ribbon on the new Kathryn B. Stout Puppy Nursery.[Courtesy of City of Fayetteville. Announcements do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Fayetteville Flyer.]