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  • Board Approves Vote on Animal Care Center Bonds

    Jul 09, 2014 | Read More News
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    The Board of Supervisors has voted to put a $22 million bond question on the November 2014 ballot that would pay for replacement of the county’s 1968-vintate Animal Care Center.

    The new construction would expand the 31,000 square-foot center to about 44,000 square feet, including major energy-saving features as it improves climate control for the sheltered dogs and cats, and adding modern veterinary space and facilities.

    Most of the new space will be for veterinary services and for public interaction with the facility because the center is working to reduce the shelter population with increased spaying and neutering and with improved adoptive services. In recent years the center has maintained a consistent shelter population level while vastly reducing the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized.

    Improved veterinary services enable more dogs and cats to regain health for adoption or rescue and a facility with better climate control and ventilation also will advance that purpose.

    The center also has enlarged its volunteer services program to 800 participants so impounded animals are getting more exercise that also keeps them healthier and happier. The upgraded facility will have additional dog-walking space outdoors