Created: 12/27/2013 5:29 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter opened its doors to a new facility earlier this month.
Since then, they have been flooded with people who are trying to find the newest addition to their families.
It’s been less than a month, but the animal shelter is seeing big improvements since moving into its new location.
More four-legged friends are finding a new home.
"Prior to the new building adoption rates were 2-3 a day was our average and after we opened up our new building we've seen an increase to at least 4 adoptions a day," said Stacie Voss, director of the shelter.
Part of that success is its new location.
The old building was primarily an outdoor facility on the outskirts of town, but the new building is an indoor facility located next to one of the local parks.
The shelter says it's a much more inviting atmosphere.
"It’s beautiful its inviting it's not a scary place to be."
And there have been plenty of people coming by looking for animals to adopt rather than buying them.
"Buying it, I wouldn't feel connected to it rather than adopting it,” said Malachi Fergel.
The shelter hopes the high rate of adoptions keeps increasing in the New Year, so they don't have to put down so many animals.
"We have to make some hard choices once in a while so we want to increase adoption increase our live release rate," said Voss.