SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica will celebrate the re-opening of its newly renovated animal shelter on Saturday, June 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a pet-friendly block party that will feature music, food trucks, vendors and for residents of Santa Monica, free animal services such as micro chipping, dog registration, and rabies vaccinations.

The services are also available to non-residents for a fee of $14. The goal of the event is to showcase the brand new feline center which has an increased capacity and comfortable accommodations. The facility is also currently installing a mobile building to serve as an intake and examination area for the animals; with plans to update the canine center next, the renovations are ongoing.

The free event, hosted by Santa Monica Police Chief Jaqueline Smith and the City of Santa Monica is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter located at 1640 9th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.