"It was a small building over there," Herdman said. "This place is three times bigger than the other place."
That's not the only difference.
Herdman said the new location is much easier to find, the kennels are easier to clean and there is better ventilation for the kennels. She also noted the walking trail behind the shelter.
The facility, which is right off W.Va. 62, has been a long time coming.
"We've had several fundraisers to get money for it and lots of people have donated money for it. It's been a very long time -- about nine years," Herdman said, later adding, "The last building was horrible. The ceilings were falling down."
According to the shelter's Facebook page, the facility has been in operation since 1986. Adoption fees, which cover the first set of shots and sterilization by the shelter's vet, are $40 for dogs and $35 for cats. The shelter is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It's closed on Sundays.
As Herdman thought about the ribbon cutting ceremony, which takes place at 1 p.m. today, she said she was excited.
"It's been a long time coming and it's something we needed," she said.