SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) - On Saturday night, the town of Southwick got a new Animal Control center.
It's was grand opening and 22News cameras got a tour. This nearly 2,500 square foot building was made possible thanks to Robert and Barbara Polverari.
They donated nearly $300,000. The building will now be used to house stray animals and animals that families can adopt.
“The new shelter consists of six or seven rooms: a lobby, an office, a quarantine room which is a new state law. Tracey has kennel for 9 dogs right now. And they can go inside and outside with a guillotine door that lets them out,” said the Polveraris.
A dinner benefit was held Saturday night in Southwick at Roma Restaurant. All the proceeds will be used on medical procedures and medicines for the animals.