Looking for love in new location
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY JAMIE LUND
Noses were twitching and tails were wagging as sad puppy eyes watched people walk by their kennels, hoping someone would come back and take them home.
Animals and staff are finally settled into the new location of the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet. The staff hosted an open house at the much larger, cleaner and newer shelter last Wednesday afternoon.
A rescue donkey named Pebbles stopped in to visit at the shelter and even rode in the elevator, much to the amusement of visitors and staff. The dogs were excited to see the visitors and watched hopefully through the chain link kennel doors to see if anyone was going to spring them from doggie jail.
Roughly 250 people showed up to admire the new facility and fuss over available dogs, cats, birds and a rabbit looking for homes.
While most of the shelter has been completed, a few final details need to be finished including an upstairs room to be rented out for birthday parties or meetings. More adult volunteers are also needed. For more information or volunteer opportunities, call 218-879-1655 or go to the website at www.foaonline.org.