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).
Strengthen Neighborhood Livability
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.
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.
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