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Proposition B
Animal Shelter

Proposition B - Animal Shelter


9,296 square feet with:

  • Additional and functional kennels for both dogs and cats.

  • Meet and greet space.

  • Examination and training rooms.

  • Outdoor shaded kennel space, and exercise yard.

The proposed facility will be planned to manage phased growth and plan for build-out.

Location: City-owned property on the northeast corner of the President George Bush Turnpike and Miller Heights (next to the proposed Public Safety facility).

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Strengthen Neighborhood Livability

Strategic Priority 

  • Animal Services maintains an exemplary 95% live release rate (99% dogs and 89% cats) 

  • The shelter has been at Code Red status for dogs since March 2022. Code Red is reached when there are 18 dogs (or more) at the shelter. 

  •  In FY 2022, there were approximately 40 animals in foster care. This is a key factor in maintaining our exemplary live release rate.

  • Approximately 60% of the US population owns at least one animal.

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Current Animal Shelter:

•    City of Rowlett Animal Services is located at 4402 Industrial Street.
•    3,944 square feet.
•    Built in 1997.
•    24 dog kennels and 4 quarantine kennels. 
•    One cat room.
•    Minor renovations performed in 2020 to better utilize space.

See images below for more context 

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