Five Acres Animal Shelter reopens its Randolph location


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Ben Kaiser, News Editor

This afternoon, Five Acres Animal Shelter will reopen their Randolph location with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with Saint Charles’ Mayor Dan Borgmeyer and the city chamber.

“We are so excited to have Randolph back up and running, and we want to make it a celebration,” Kate Wall, Five Acres’ volunteer manager, said in an email.

The email announced that the ribbon-cutting event will start at 3:30 p.m. and is planned to go to 5 p.m. The grand reopening is open for everyone and will include treats, tours of the Randolph area, and a pet kissing booth.

According to volunteer Mallary Vazquez, the Randolph facility was closed in September due to much-needed repair and replacement of the building’s HVAC equipment and duct work. The shelter moved all of the animals to its Pralle location off of Highway 94 until the repairs were finished.

According to Wall’s email, the Randolph location had resumed animal care operations since the middle of October. As of Nov. 1, Five Acres have been adding more animals and volunteers to the spot.

Five Acres Animal Shelter is a nonprofit organization and the only no-kill shelter in the Saint Charles County. The Randolph space is located on Randolph Street, near Highway 370 by the Missouri River.

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