Jul 23, 2011 2:14 PM by Andy Koen

Pueblo shelter celebrates opening

Life just got a lot more comfortable for some pups who are down on their luck in Pueblo. The PAW For Life Animal Shelter celebrated the grand opening of their new $1.7 million facility Saturday morning.

The no-kill shelter gives dogs a second chance to be adopted when they would otherwise be euthanized. The facility can currently house between 30 to 40 dogs depending on their size.

PAWS For Life board member Marilyn Thompson says the generosity of a Pueblo teacher made their shelter a reality.

"We had a wonderful inheritance left to us by a teacher named Shirley McGill," Thompson explained. "She left us half of the money to be used for our daily operations and half of the money to be used for building the facility and that's why you see it today."

Thompson says the shelter has plans to expand and eventually house cats as well. They need another $4 million to complete their expansion.


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