D.D.C.’s newest shelters are expected to open Wednesday, with more planned for the city in the coming weeks.
The D.E.C.-based shelter is a three-story, 1,600-square-foot building with a ceiling height of about 1,100 feet, according to the Washington Humane Society.
The shelter’s mission is to provide safe, low-cost shelter for homeless pets and animals, said Susan D. Bier, the shelter’s executive director.
Bier said the shelter will be a sanctuary and will allow pets to stay with their owners, and will also provide basic veterinary care for homeless animals, which is essential for keeping them healthy.
Dogs, cats, ferrets and other pets will be allowed in the facility, which also will include a veterinary clinic and a socialization center for homeless and vulnerable animals, according.
It’s not clear when the D.W.T.S. will open, but Bier said she hopes to open it by the end of the year.
Tropics Storm Harvey, which was making landfall on the Gulf Coast last week, is expected to make its way through the region over the weekend.
W, also known as Tropical Storm Irene, was named a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale on Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.
It is moving toward the U.S., dumping more than 4 inches of rain on Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The storm has caused widespread damage and forced evacuations in many areas of the state.
The National Weather Service issued a mandatory evacuation order for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi late Thursday.