Waco animal shelter needs to raise $1.5 million for renovations

City of Waco website
POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:38am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:28pm

The Waco animal shelter is looking to raise more than a million dollars in donations for renovations.

The shelter has submitted a proposal to the city to spend up to $2 million on the renovations. So far, the city has donated $500,000, and the last $1.5 million is anticipated to come through donations. The new and improved shelter is set to include a new adoption center, a pet play area with a covered pavilion, a veterinary clinic for spay/neuter surgeries and microchipping, a larger more modern kennel facility, a remodeled cat room, a dedicated puppy house, a redesigned animal intake area with drive-through sally port, and improved parking.

The city of Waco animal shelter is a regional shelter that serves Waco, McLennan County, Lacy Lakeview, Bellmead, Hewitt, Woodway, Lorena, Robinson, Marlin, Mart, Beverly Hills, Riesel, McGregor, and Bruceville-Eddy. The City of Waco has owned the Waco Animal Shelter facility for more than 50 years and in December 2012, entered into a new partnership with the Humane Society of Central Texas to manage the facility. Under this new partnership, live exit rates have increased to as high as 85 percent. The City has also increased the budget and resources for the shelter facilities and made numerous improvements.

To learn more about the renovations, click on this link: http://www.waco-texas.com/animal-control-shelter-renovation.asp.

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