Scituate, MA

Scituate Animal Shelter Welcomes First In-House Veterinarian Amid Major Building Improvements

Dianna Carney

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Paw-some news announced byThe Scituate Animal Shelter

After over 25 years of helping animals find their forever home, The Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts has announced in a recent post that they have an in-house veterinarian joining their team; a first for the animal shelter!

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Meet Ace, a fun-loving 1-year-old dog available for adoption atThe Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts

The Scituate Animal Shelter reports homing over 2280 animals within the last 5 years alone, and that they do not euthanize healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is completely full.

The Animals Shelters' new in-house veterinarian has been named as Dr. Bentley, who "attended the University of Massachusetts and received her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Services in Pomona, California." according to the Facebook post made on Wed., August 3, 2022.

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Meet Lincoln, a 6-year-old handsome and shy man cat available for adoption atThe Scituate Animal Shelter

The Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts also announced in the same post that there will be major building improvements beginning in Fall 2022 as the shelter moves into phase 2 of its rennovations.

Phase 1 of the animal shelter's building upgrades was completed in the Spring of 2022 and consisted of the installation of special K9 grass in the dog runs and small pens.

Phase 2 will include:

  • Construction of brand new dog kennels, with complete privacy barriers to reduce stress and provide easier cleaning
  • Installation of new and improved shelter floors to meet higher sanitary standards
  • Re-painting of all shelter interiors with low VOC paint
  • Upgrading of older campus fencing
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Meet Zoe, a sweet senior who is about 13-years-old and available for adoption atThe Scituate Animal Shelter

The Scituate Animal Shelter notified the public in the post that these "positive developments will necessitate a lot of planning, including a temporary pause in new animal in-takes while the building is undergoing construction."

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