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Shelter animal training organization receives donated clinic

The group concept HOPE, or Helping Orphaned Pets through Education is currently renovating a former veterinary clinic to train shelter animals for their forever homes. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - A local organization is currently renovating a former veterinary clinic to train shelter animals for their forever homes.

The group concept HOPE, or Helping Orphaned Pets through Education, is a non-profit dedicated to reducing the number of animals in shelters.

HOPE Central, as they call it, was gifted, the former owner wanted the building to still help animals.

“People might not realize that the shelter dog that they fell in love with a shelter may never have lived in a home, it may not know the things that a dog needs to know to be a family dog so instead of that dog having problems or that family having problems with that dog and trying to train it when they don't know how to train a dog our obedience classes will allow them to learn what they need to know to train their animal,” said HOPE founding president Char Mozander.

Along with training shelter dogs, the building will also host meetings for local animal organizations.

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