This afternoon the City of Elk Grove broke ground on the much anticipated animal shelter. The shelter which has been talked about for several years took a big step closer to becoming a reality with today’s festivities. Flanked by his fellow city council members, Steve Detrick, Pat Hume, Stephanie Nguyen and Darren Suen, Mayor Steve Ly talked about what the shelter will mean to Elk Grove’s two legged and four legged residents.
From the City’s website:
The project includes a new ground up building of approximately 17,000 SF located on an undeveloped City owned parcel located at the corporation yard at the corner of Iron Rock Way and Union Park Way. The total land area required by project is approximately 2.80 acres, which includes public parking and service parking lots, outdoor animal yards, kennels, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and landscape and hardscape areas.
The facility will house up to 66 dogs and 56 cats. Currently the city of Elk Grove contracts with the County of Sacramento to take in Elk Grove pets. Elk Grove animal control officers must drive to the county shelter on Bradshaw Road near Highway 50. Construction will start immediately with the shelter opening by summer of 2019.