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Warner Bros. spruces up Burbank Animal Shelter

July 25, 2011 |  7:58 am

Employees at Warner Bros. Studios used their creative energy and some elbow grease to bring some much-needed improvements to the Burbank Animal Shelter, outfitting it with a new play area that includes a flat screen TV.

The studio's facilities department recently partnered with Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter after officials heard from employees what a dedicated group it was, said Jon Gilbert, president of the department.

One of the major improvements that the studio department made was pouring a concrete slab in the dogs’ play area and covering the area with a shade cloth, the Burbank Leader reported.

The space is also used for meet-and-greets when family members and their dogs are introduced to a prospective pet.

Another update the facilities department made was adding shelving to a wall in the lobby and a flat screen TV monitor that flashes information such as adoption rates.

Prior to the flat screen, adoption rates and other shelter information were displayed on a magnetic board that the staff had to manually change.

The facilities department oversees the operations of the main Burbank studio and the Burbank Ranch, including its production and post-production departments. It has made about $40,000 worth of improvements to the shelter.


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Photo: Volunteer Denise Fleck plays with Mojo in the new pet play area at the Burbank Animal Shelter. Credit: Tim Berger / Burbank Leader