Rendering shows first glance at Genesee County animal shelter up - WNEM TV 5

Rendering shows first glance at Genesee County animal shelter upgrades

Posted: Updated:
Source: Genesee County Board of Commissioners Source: Genesee County Board of Commissioners
GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Animals looking for love will be living much more comfortably. A local animal shelter is getting much needed renovations.

“We’ve worked on this a couple years now,” said Paul Wallace, the Director of Genesee County Animal Control.

The Genesee County Animal Shelter is taking a step into the 21st Century.

Joshua Freeman with the Genesee County Board of Commissioners said they continue to move forward in the transformation of the Genseee County Animal Control center.

The board of commissioners approved an $8 million expansion project. They plan to upgrade the 1970’s era building into a state of the art animal facility.

“A lot of care or a lot of thought hadn’t gone into communicable disease and you know, the comfort of the animal,” Wallace said. “So we’re addressing all that.”

The shelter design has been completed on the building, including an improved front entrance.

Wallace said that the new design of the building won’t just look good, it’ll also serve a purpose on the inside as well.

“We don’t do it as a standard of euthanization because of a lack of space,” said Mark Young, the Chairman of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. “That’s old school, we don’t do that anymore.”

Final engineering is taking place with an expected bid announcement in early April, Freeman said.

As of now, renovations for the shelter are expected to happen this spring and Wallace said he can’t wait to see the improvements.

“This will be strides, head and shoulders, above where we are now,” Wallace said.

The board hopes to break ground this spring.  

Copyright 2018 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.