Animal shelter under construction in El Cajon

June 8, 2017 by  

El Cajon has broke ground for its new animal shelter. The facility will be located on North Marshall Avenue, near the current shelter. The shelter comes with a $10.5 million price tag, and plans have been in the works since 2004. The new shelter will offer 10,900 square feet, almost twice the size of the current 5,500 facility, which dates back to 1957.

The money for the shelter came from Proposition O, which passed in 2004. The measure authorized an increase in the sales tax for the purpose of building several facilities dedicated to public safety, as well as a shelter. Bill Wells, El Cajon’s mayor, said he knows people want to have this project finished, but the city had to prioritize, and public safety had to be insured before El Cajon could move on to projects that may be more heart-warming.

The new shelter will feature animal housing, admin offices, veterinary services, an exercise area, areas where people can play with and interact with animals, and a pet adoption space. Cats will be given more space, and prospective dog owners can play with their pooches in new indoor and outdoor areas.

Facilities likes this can benefit if operators work with a brochure printing company, which can create illustrated brochures that show the facility, list operating hours, fees, and other pertinent information to make it easy for people to adopt a new animal companion.