The Lodi Animal Shelter on Kettleman Lane is having a mural painted on the building to promote adoption and draw people in to ask questions.
"We hope to bring visibility to the shelter," said Nancy Alumbaugh, volunteer for the People Assisting Lodi Shelter (PALS) program.
The mural will be filled with animals, a smiling face, and the words "adoption, loyalty, friendship, love, sharing and caring community." The cost of the painting is about $61,000 and was paid for through the city of Lodi's $500,000 grant for art in public places.
The painting is being done by Tony Segale of Segale Signs and the designs were discussed and decided upon by PALS volunteers.
"We just involve people and animals in our community," Alumbaugh said.