ST. LOUIS — The city of St. Louis' aging animal shelter is getting a much-needed makeover.
The city announced that Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is donating time, talent and funds to enhance the Animal Care & Control Center building and grounds.
Fifty volunteers will do a 2½-hour blitz Tuesday that will improve the lobby, break room, office, landscape and pet get-acquainted area. The company also is donating pet food.
The city says the makeover will create a more welcoming place for people looking to adopt animals.
The city hopes to eventually replace the city animal pound with a large LEED-certified building aimed at adopting animals into loving families.