Photo Gallery 10 Images
In the Shoals, the Florence-Lauderdale County Animal Shelter is officially open to the public.
The $3 million project started in 2012. The 12,700-square-foot building was paid for by the city of Florence and the Lauderdale County Commission.
The shelter has several improvements, like a dishwasher, ventilation system and indoor and outdoor kennels. It can hold up to 300 animals.