Last minute touches before dozens of animals will be brought to the former Fresno County morgue.
“All the emotions that you can imagine, nervousness, excited getting all the little things put together,” said Dr. Charles Wilkins, Liberty Animal.
It's the first time in 5 decades the SPCA will not be contracting will the county, they will however still provide services throughout the city. Beth Caffrey with the SPCA says it's bittersweet.
“It's been a really difficult, painful, process, the good side of it is that you have way more of the community talking about animals, thinking about them, looking at what the solutions will be,” said Caffrey.
One of the solutions is setting up shop temporarily at the former Fresno County morgue. There will be an administration building, kennels for large dogs and small dogs and a veterinarian on site. to house stray or injured animals.
“We will want to move them through as quickly as possible to find their rightful owners and we will be able to house a fair number of animals here,” said David Pomapille, Fresno County.
So what do you if you find a lost stray? If you find the animal in the city, you will take it to the SPCA, if you find it in the county, you will now take it to the former Fresno County morgue. But all owner surrender animals can still come to the SPCA.
“Number one priority is the animals and animal control services,” said Dr. Wilkins.
Starting Monday, Fresno County residents who do not live in the Fresno city limits can call 600 - PETS for animal control services. That's 600- 7387.