Hurricane Michael was not kind to the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, causing significant damage and forcing an evacuation of the animals.

But last weekend, the shelter reopened for business, holding a grand opening for a spruced up facility with a new leadership team and staff.

The grand opening enjoyed a good turnout of humans and there were, of course and maybe sadly, a large number of dogs and cats available for adoption.

Gatlin Ives leads all new team operating the shelter.

They have spent months renovating the shelter, applying a new coat of paint and making the space generally acceptable again.

The shelter had been open for appointment only.

For more information call 227-1103. --- Tim Croft