State of the Art Grand Opening in North County: Furry Friends celebrates 40 years

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May 18, 2021
No human guests were in the room last year when Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch quietly opened their brand new, state-of-the-art $4 million building at the start of the pandemic. Thanks to Covid-19, in-person guests weren’t allowed inside the first and only shelter in north county built to withstand a category five hurricane. Fast forward to today, on the shelter’s 40th birthday, the nonprofit is celebrating making it through the toughest year in its history by throwing a long overdue grand opening so friends and media can see this one of a kind space in Jupiter. The new Furry Friends facility even has an ultra-modern cat themed hangout area named Catopia. Pups and Cups CATfé is a quiet space where the public can relax with their new friends or play with the shelter animals. The never before seen community room was designed to host public birthday parties, seminars, pet yoga and more.  The public has never been allowed to see these state-of-the-art upgrades, built exclusively to serve them…until now. To celebrate this long overdue achievement in our community, Jupiter Mayor Todd Wodraska, Furry Friends President Pat Deshong, the entire Furry Friends Board of Directors including one of Furry Friends’ original founders Linda Gore, and the nonprofit’s largest benefactor Karen Baum will hold a ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. on June 3rd. “We are so proud of this new facility and the community should be proud too” said President Pat Deshong. “This shelter was built for the community and it’s finally time to show it off on our 40 years of offering homeless animals lifesaving help.”
Adding to the fun, local students from all over Palm Beach County will be submitting artwork to be displayed at Furry Friends. Middle and high school art teachers across Palm Beach County will be submitting their students’ artwork and kids from all around the county will be on site to see their beautiful works of art displayed and up for auction.
All media is welcome to attend and all dignitaries and art students will be available for on-site for interviews
Jessica Chavers, Media Contact, (901) 584-5959