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Rochester Animal Shelter Moving to New Public Friendly Visitation Schedule


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The Rochester Animal Shelter moves to a new public friendly visitation schedule.

Beginning Sunday, Dec. 31, the Rochester Animal Services animal shelter at 184 Verona St. will begin operating under a new schedule that includes early-evening hours on certain weekdays and afternoon hours throughout the weekend.


“By expanding the visitation to include more hours outside the traditional workday, we will reduce crowding and alleviate the anxiety our residents feel when a four-legged family member is lost,” said Mayor Malik D. Evans. “Supporting the relationship between our residents and their pets improves the quality of life in our city, which advances our goals to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester by inspiring hope and delivering opportunity for everyone.”


From Dec. 31 to June 30, the new schedule for the Animal Services Center will be:


* Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (with the exception of the third Tuesday of each month when the shelter will be closed for staff and volunteer training)

* Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

* Closed on Fridays


Adoption and visitation hours end 30 minutes before closing.


The shelter will be closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.

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