County officials held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, December 5, 2016, for the new Smith County Animal Control facility in downtown Tyler.
The media and more than 100 community members toured the facility and attended the ribbon cutting conducted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Orenthia Mason led the invocation, and Commissioner JoAnn Hampton made the remarks before the ribbon was cut by the Commissioners Court and Animal Control officials.
“We appreciate the patience and efforts of all involved in this project and hope that this endeavor will help the county and its citizens produce a healthy environment for dogs needing adoption,” Commissioner Hampton said.