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Redlands Animal Shelter reopens after a two-year hiatus – Redlands Daily Facts

Walk-in visitors were welcomed back to Redlands Animal Shelter on Tuesday July 26, more than two years after authorities restricted public access due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Animal advocates have been pushing for the shelter to reopen in recent months due, among other things, to concerns about adoption rates. The shelter closed to walk-in visitors in March 2020.

  • A dog looks through the fence at a kennel at Redlands Animal Shelter in Redlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A dog looks out the door of a kennel...

    A dog peeks through a dog door in a kennel at Redlands Animal Shelter in Redlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A kitten pulls its paw out of the kennel...

    A kitten sticks its paw out of the kennel at Redlands Animal Shelter in Redlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Jean Dy, from Highland, plays with a cat she...

    Jean Dy, from Highland, plays with a cat she is considering adopting at Redlands Animal Shelter in Redlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A husky in a kennel looks like a kennel...

    A husky in a kennel watches kennel attendant Trevor Houser fill water bowls at Redlands Animal Shelter in Redlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

In an email Tuesday afternoon, city spokesman Carl Baker said operations at the shelter were “going smoothly” and noted that the facility had enough staff to accommodate visitors. and answer questions while maintaining field services.

Volunteers will also be allowed to return to the shelter, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The shelter, located at 504 Kansas St., is closed Sunday and Monday.

To learn more about volunteering at the shelter, visit governmentjobs.com/careers/redlands/jobs/3651405/animal-shelter-volunteer online.