Starbucks employees help improve Valley animal shelter

January 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Dozens of abandoned animals have a nicer place to stay now, thanks to several Starbucks employees and their families.

Volunteers spent the day working at the Sofia Adoption Center and Training Facility. They installed a new fence, helped with landscaping, and cleaned up the property.

The adoption center is run by the Animal Compassion Team (ACT), which is a non-profit organization that relies solely on volunteers. Staff members say they and the animals are extremely thankful for the Fresno and Clovis Starbucks employees who came out to help on Saturday.

The Animal Compassion Team is also excited to announce it now owns the shelter. ACT was leasing the property, but just days ago the Fresno Humane Solution donated the building to the non-profit.