Nestled in a large wooded area on a steeply, sloping site, the new Belmont County Animal Shelter will fulfill the animal care and adoption needs of a large portion of Ohio. A central Interactive Corridor will lead visitors along an enjoyable, intriguing and educational path that will enable potential adopters to find, see, experience and interact with pets that may become new members of their family. The new Shelter will contain, among many other components, Adoption Counseling Rooms, a Pet Retail Shop, Dog Bonding Cubicles, Indoor Dog Exercise Yards, Communal Cat Playroom, Public Grooming, Self-Serve Bathing and Human Education Rooms. This nearly 25,000 SF small animal shelter will also contain a Veterinary & a Spay Neuter Clinic. In addition there will also be an Equine Barn with 10 interior horse stalls and 10 exterior paddocks.