The newly finished Wellington Humane Society was crowded with people during its open house Sunday, Nov. 18. The center will start taking animals by appointment on Nov. 18 and open to the public, Dec. 4.
"Everyone just thinks it's wonderful," Phyllis Todd, a member of the facility's board of directors said. "An organizer from the United States Humane Society walked through and said it's top notch."
Dr. Amy Schad, a veterinarian from Wichita, will be at the humane society one to two days per week.
"It is beautiful," Schad said of the humane society. "I'm from Wichita so when I first came here I wasn't expecting something this size. It is incredible."
Schad said the facility will have a low cost spay and neuter program for people on a low budget.
Todd said the board hopes to catch, spay and release homeless cats and get homes for the ones that are "adoptable."
Trisha Skupa, one of the visitors to the facility, said, "I think it's very nice. They'll be able to house a lot of animals."
Her husband, James Skupa, said, "I think it'll encourage people to want to adopt a stray instead of buying from people."
Todd said, "This is our cinderella moment. This is what we've worked so long for. Finally it's here and it's hard to believe."