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October 3, 2023

Bullet-proof barrier adds layer of safety at animal shelter

Hollister City Council members on Monday approved a bullet-proof barrier for the Hollister Animal Shelter.
The $40,552 allocation OK’d by the newly installed council funded a previously approved ballistic barrier for the shelter located at 1331 South St. in Hollister. The barrier is meant for safety and to allow the facility to stay open later when staff is limited.
The equipment includes bullet-resistant doors and fiberglass, according to the council agenda. City officials at Monday’s meeting discussed how the extra layer of safety is expected to allow the shelter to expand hours for kennel access.
“The public has been asking for more weekend hours at the shelter,” Councilman Roland Rosendiz said.
The animal shelter operates under the Hollister Police Department.
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