More than a year after Las Cruces voters approved a general obligation bond providing funding, plans are progressing for the construction of a new animal shelter.
Officials with the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley have announced a public input meeting scheduled for November 19, which will be devoted to the design plans for the new shelter and adoption center.
The current shelter, located at 3551 Bataan Memorial West, was built in 1982, and according to several reports has long had a series of structural issues, including a faulty plumbing system, lack of adequate ventilation, and cracks in the wall.
The shelter takes in around 10,000 animals a year and is also visited by more than 40,000 people annually.
The 2018 general obligation bond is providing $9.8 million for the design and construction of a new shelter, with work expected to launch sometime next year.
By Garry Boulard
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