Ribbon cutting held for new pet adoption center in Cape Girardeau Co.; shelter announces new name

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 1:33 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 12:21 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A ribbon cutting was held Thursday, January 13 for a new animal shelter facility.

Leaders also announced they will no longer be called the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. They will now be called Southeast Missouri Pets.

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Posted by Southeast Missouri Pets on Thursday, January 13, 2022

The ceremony was at 9:30 a.m. its new facility at 180 Weston Street.

William and Susan Bailey, donors behind the shelter’s match challenge, cut the ribbon of the new adoption center.

A tour followed the ribbon cutting.

The new facility includes cat condo group housing, community room, pet interaction rooms and a large dog play yard.

They raised money for the new building with the help of local banks and local donors.

The property was bought in 1982.

For 40 years, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has sheltered pets. They say more than 2,000 homeless pets make their way to the shelter every year.

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