The tour started with the rules for visiting animals. Our tour guide also told us interesting facts about the center. Some of the unusual animals that have come into the processing side are raccoons, pot-bellied pigs, goats and a boa constrictor. I was pleased to find out that, once they make it from the processing center over to the adoption side, there is no time limit on how long they can sit there until they find their forever home.
We then visited the cat room. There were tons of cute cats, and our group was divided into three visiting rooms. We were then able to pet a cat. My girls were delighted. I like cats but am really more of a dog person and my dh likes cats but is allergic to them, so playing with a kitty was a special treat for my kids. The visiting rooms were so nice. They were like screened outside porches.
We then moved onto the dog room. Again, we got to visit with a puppy in one of the visiting outdoor rooms. The kids got to come forward and pet him one at a time. We also got to watch volunteers training an older dog to prepare him for adoption.
What a fun field trip! We had a smaller turnout this time, because so many people were afraid they would come home with a new pet! lol!