The new headquarters for the Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control will officially open on Monday, Oct. 3, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The new headquarters for the Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control will officially open on Monday, Oct. 3, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The $18-million, 48,350-square-foot facility is located at 4340 Tamarack Blvd.

The existing dog shelter at 1731 Alum Creek Drive will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, according to the department’s community relations manager, Susan M. Smith.

The shelter will be closed for adoptions over the weekend during the move.

Citizens who are searching for a lost dog will still be able to come to the old shelter between 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, to look for the animals. The old shelter will remain open Monday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 5, with normal hours for lost dogs only during the transition.

Any dog missing prior to Oct. 3 will be held at the old shelter.

The old shelter will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5.

“If your dog becomes lost on or after Oct. 3, please visit the new shelter on Tamarack Boulevard to look for it,” Smith advised.