The time is finally here for the new Tri-Cities Animal Shelter Groundbreaking.

It's been a long time in the works and it's happening next Wednesday, November 30th. A special Groundbreaking ceremony will be at 10 am at 1312 South 18th Avenue. According to a press release from the City of Pasco:

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The need for a new facility was identified in 2016 when Pasco, the City of Kennewick Government, and the City of Richland Government partnered to construct a new facility in Pasco. The existing facility is at capacity and has exceeded its useful life.

What will the new shelter feature?

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• Interior kennels for dogs and cats
• Separate areas for animals and humans to meet and greet so people can spend some time with their prospective pets
• Exam and isolation rooms for sick and injured animals
• Four separate fenced play areas outside the building for the animals to play
• New parking with ADA accessibility
• Improved access to 18th Avenue

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The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter is a publically-funded stray/redemption facility serving residents and animals in Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick.

I'm an animal lover with two cats currently in the household. Both are rescues.

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Hope to see you at this wonderful celebration. A new shelter is desperately needed in our community.

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