The shelter will be a 5,638-square-foot building with 32 dog kennels and two-sided cat cages in the cat rooms.
DJ Grande Inc. began construction in May. Utilities and groundwork, including concrete pads, were installed in July, and walls began going up in late August.
Ben Miller, the Tracy Animal Shelter supervisor, toured the construction site Monday as crews added ceiling joists to the framework and installed electrical wiring. Miller said the work was on track to be complete before the end of the year.
“We’re extremely pleased the construction is on schedule,” Miller said. “Every time I visit the new shelter site, I envision us moving in.”
Miller said that the new building would be a “significant upgrade from the current shelter” and the staff at the antiquated facility on Arbor Road was excited about the progress.
“We are eagerly awaiting our move-in date,” Miller said. ‘The city’s goal is to be operating out of the new shelter by the end of the year. It’s going to be a much more pleasant place for people and animals to visit.”
The total cost for the initial phase of the shelter is $5,195,460.
Motorists on Grant Line Road can see the frame of the new building at the corner of Paradise Road.
The next step is putting in the roof and drywall, Miller said.
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