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El Cajon Animal Shelter Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Post Date:05/17/2017 3:24 PM

 Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For New
El Cajon Animal Shelter


 After years of careful planning and design, the City of El Cajon will be breaking ground on its new Animal Shelter next week! The much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility will be held:

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. 
Location: 1373 N. Marshall Avenue, El Cajon, CA  92020 

On hand for the special groundbreaking will be Mayor Bill Wells, City Councilmembers Steve Goble, Ben Kalasho, and Bob McClellan, City Manager Douglas Williford, Project Directors from  C.W. Driver Construction, Project Architects from Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, and other dignitaries. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this historic event!

The El Cajon Animal Shelter will be a 10,900-square-foot one-story facility, with a 2,600-square- foot exterior. The new building will include administrative offices, housing for animals, veterinary services for sick and injured sheltered animals, grooming, play/interaction areas, pet adoption services, an exercise area, and more. The color palette of the facility will include reds, browns, tans, and metal finishes to compliment the beautiful modern appearance of the building. The shelter will be twice the size of the current 50-year-old shelter, which is located nearby at 1275 N. Marshall Avenue, and it is designed in way that allows for future expansion.

The new facility will cost approximately $9.3 million and is funded by Proposition O special revenues, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in November of 2004 specifically for improvements to public safety facilities and a new animal shelter.  The special tax ended in 2015. 

The shelter is expected to open by the fall of 2018.

animal shelter ground breaking on May 24, 11 AM 1373 N. Marshall ave. el cajon