• After years of work, activists, friends, staff and donors cut the ribbon at the City of Fredericksburg's animal shelter grand opening event, held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 327 Holmig Lane (just off Friendship Lane). From left are Leland Geistweidt, Fredericksburg Chamber Ambassador; Alice White, Rotarian; Fredericksburg Police Chief Steve Wetz; Kelly Musselman, Friend of Fredericksburg Animal Shelter; Yvonne Gerhardt, Fredericksburg Animal Shelter manager; Ken Myers, City Manager; and donors Michael and Mary Porter. The new facility provides adoptions of dogs and cats. - Standard Radio-Post / Erika Vela
  • The City of Fredericksburg held a ribbon cutting event for the new 4,000 square foot animal shelter at 327 Hollmig Lane, on Thursday, Nov. 2. The city’s total project cost was $1.5 million and was additionally made possible in part by generous donations from the community. — Standard-Radio Post/Erika Vela
  • Fredericksburg residents were invited to tour the animal shelter after the ribbon cutting ceremony. The indoor dog area is equipped with 16 kennels. The shelter will operate mostly by a system that provides natural light and an HVAC system to reduce pet odor. The flooring throughout the facility is designed to with-stand pet stains.
  • Mariah Molec stops to admire the kittens in the cat area that has 12 cages and can host 20 cats. The lobby features a waiting area where residents may bond with pets before making the decision to adopt them.
  • Two fenced areas in the front and back sides of the animal shelter feature turf grass and are designed as play areas to allow the animals room to roam.

A new home for fur babies

Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228