New animal care surgery center nearly complete

A puppy receives a collar before being crated

The City’s Front Street Animal Shelter will soon have a new veterinary medicine building. Currently, veterinary staff works out of a mobile surgical trailer that’s about the size of a horse trailer. Because of the size, staff can only conduct 10 surgeries per day, which isn’t enough to keep up with the demand for spaying and neutering adopted animals. As a result, animal care staff would outsource the work – at a huge cost – to other veterinary clinics.

The new surgery center will be operational this year. The new surgery center will have four surgical tables, office space for our veterinary staff, and kennel space for those animals waiting for surgery or recovering.

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