Animal services

Animal services hope new mural will grab attention

Chris Roark, [email protected]

Cathy Le would like more people driving on Howard Road near Lions Park Road to notice the Waxahachie Town Animal Services building and stop to adopt an animal.

A large colorful mural could greatly attract their attention.

Last weekend, Animal Services Manager Le and Police Chief Wade Goolsby painted a mural on the side of the Animal Services building that features a cat and a dog.

“We really wanted to drive more traffic to the shelter,” Le said. “Plus, it gives people who come more opportunities to take photos and gives them something to look at while they’re here.”

She said the color image also reflects the dynamic spirit of the animal services staff.

Cathy Le and Wade Goolsby used a projector to get an outline of the animals on the wall, then painted them on. Courtesy of Cathy Le

Le said she and Goolsby dreamed up the design, created it on an iPad, and projected the image onto the wall. After Le drew the outline, she and Goolsby set to painting.

Goolsby painted the dog and Le painted the cat.

“We’ve had an amazing response so far,” Le said. “A lot of people said, ‘I didn’t know you could paint.'”

Le said the project took nearly seven hours to complete. She hopes this will raise awareness of the shelter, which has dogs and kittens up for adoption.

To schedule a visit to meet a pet at City of Waxahachie Animal Services or for more information, call 469-309-4150 or email [email protected] To see more adoptable animals, visit them on Facebook at WaxahachieAnimalServices.