By Miriam Raftery
Photo, left, by Monica Zech: This dog found a fur-ever home with a visitor during the opening of the new shelter.
June 5, 2018 (El Cajon) – After years of doggedly determined planning efforts, El Cajon’s new animal shelter had its grand opening on Sunday. An estimated 1,000 people flocked to the event, which resulted in 18 pet adoptions.
“We had a gloriously exhausting day,” says Jill Jones, manager of the facility at 1373 North Marshall Avenue. “We found forever homes for eight dogs, four cats, five kittens and one tortoise.” The latter was adopted by Dirk Epperson, the city’s public works director and his family.