St. Louis animal shelter gets some grooming

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | 8:08 p.m. CDT

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.

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