Furthering its commitment to remaining a no-kill shelter, Lake County will break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility in Tavares. The new animal shelter will feature an open-air cat porch, a dog viewing site and an area where animals and their potential owners can get acquainted. The new facility, will have the necessary amount of space to temporarily house hundreds of dogs, cats and other pets as they wait for adoption..
ABOVE: Rendering of new shelter
“Since our transition to becoming a no-kill community, we’ve struggled with overcrowding at the shelter,” said Lake County Animal Shelter director Whitney Boylston. “The new facility will allow us to better serve the pets as they wait for new homes.” After being designated as a no-kill shelter in 2017, concerns about overcrowding were quickly recognized by Lake County Commissioners, who approved the new facility last year. The new shelter, to be funded by Lake County’s penny sales tax, will also feature an education room, a surgery room, cat and dog isolation areas and adoption areas. Lake County invites the public for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility at 12280 County Road 448 on January 14 at 11 a.m.
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