City Kennel Groundbreaking

Mayor Frank G. Jackson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art City Kennel. The $6 million facility will house the Division of Animal Care & Control and provide a new home for the popular “City Dogs” Adoption Program. The kennel and expanded staff are both part of the mayor’s enhanced budget. 

The facility will be open 24 hours per day for staff and accommodate more than 40 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The building meets all ‘Green’ standards and will sit on a 4.8 acre environmentally-remediated site, formerly an aluminum foundry.

The city kennel is a high volume animal control facility serving the entire city. It receives more than 75 dogs per week which include strays, court cases, and others- all in a large range of age, breed, and size. All dogs are held the mandatory hold time, then are either adopted or transferred to other rescue facilities or areas, if the temperament and health are acceptable. 

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