A new pet adoption center has room for more animals.
The Danville Pittsylvania County Humane Society can now hold 50 percent more animals than it did before.
It's all thanks to this new E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center. In addition to the old facility, the center can house 150 pets, giving them space to run free.
The shelter takes in more than 5,500 animals. They can't house them all and workers struggle finding permanent homes for the majority of the animals.
"We needed more space for the animals we knew we could finds homes for. And we wanted it to be a real light and airy and friendly, people friendly place," said Paulette Dean, the humane society executive director.
Also new, a retail room allowing people to come in and buy pet friendly accessories.
The adoption facility is hosting a grand opening this Saturday.