Animal rescue organization Rescue Ink and Long Beach City officials celebrated the opening of the Long Beach Animal Shelter on Sunday.
The facility, which was closed five years ago, will now be operated by the “rebels with a cause” group of bikers who are best known from the television program of the same name on the National Geographic Channel.
“The City chose Rescue Ink to operate the shelter because of their commitment to the safety and well being of all animals, and for their support of pet adoptions,” City Manager Charles T. Theofan said.
Rescue Ink has a $15,000 contract to run the shelter for one year, staff the facility and work in cooperation with the City’s Animal Control office.
The recently rehabilitated building is located at 77 Park Place in Long Beach.