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Animal Adoption Center


To design and construct an animal adoption center with office space and a display area adjacent to existing animal shelter.  Design and construction budget was verified during the feasibility study in FY2015.  This study provided an evaluation of our animal services facility as we continue to grow.  It will included options for facility expansion and/or relocation to address identified needs and provide order of magnitude construction estimates for the studied options.

On June 28, 2016 City Council  approved the project design and construction be added to the FY 2017 to 2021 capital Improvement plan.

By approving the item on June 28, 2016 the project was to move forward as follows:
1. The Animal Shelter shall generally conform to the 19, 000 square foot sketch attached unless otherwise directed by Council.
2. Engineering shall be programmed, funded and completed in fiscal year 2016-2017 at approximately$ 650,000 unless otherwise directed by Council. This approved on June 27, 2017. 
3. Construction shall be programmed, funded and started in fiscal year 2017- 2018 at approximately$ 6, 850,000 unless       otherwise directed by Council.
4. Staff will develop a funding strategy within the upcoming CIP taking into consideration all available resources including but not limited to cash, debt and other funding for approval by the Council without calling for a referendum election.

On June 27, 2017 Council approved a professional services agreement with Jackson & Ryan Architects to perform the engineering Design and Construction Phase Services related to the Animal Shelter Project (PD1502) in an amount of $650,000.

Animal Shelter Site Plan Distance.jpg

Why It’s Needed:

The current animal shelter adoption building was erected in 1994.  The building is old and lacks the amenities of a modern animal shelter including adequate kennel space, access to fresh air and natural light for the dogs and cats, which can contribute to stress and disease in the animal population.   The kennels are all in one large room, which makes the noise level difficult for customers who want to spend time choosing a new pet.  The cat rooms are small and cramped and lack an area where customers can visit with a cat they may want to adopt.   There is no space for meetings, training, volunteer orientation or animal related functions.   Currently 6 people share an office and there is no dedicated or private space for animal control investigations or interviews.

Staff envisions a modern, friendly adoption center where customers can view and visit with potential pets, attend volunteer meetings and orientations, and staff can host school groups to conduct humane education.

Need More:
June 27, 2017 Data Sheet
June 28, 2016 Data Sheet
DRAFT- 19,000 S.F Image
March 7, 2016 Work Session
December 2015 Needs Assessment 

Looking for financial information or more? You can view the most recent quarterly and monthly status reports with more detail by clicking on the following: Status Reports Quarterly reports will give you where we are at in the budget for the project and monthly reports will give you the latest status updates on active project. 

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