Tri-Cities Animal Shelter to break ground

By on Monday, November 28th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PASCO – The city of Pasco invites the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Tri-Cities Animal Shelter this Wednesday at 10 a.m. at 1312 South 18th Avenue.

“We hope the community can come out and celebrate this wonderful milestone,” Pasco Interim City Manager Adam Lincoln said. “We especially want to thank our Tri-Cities partners for their support to make this day happen.”

The need for a new facility was identified in 2016 when the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland partnered to construct a new facility in Pasco. The existing facility is at capacity and has exceeded its useful life. The new shelter will be built adjacent to the current facility, where staff and volunteers can continue to take advantage of the existing trail system to exercise animals.

The new Tri-Cities Animal Shelter will feature a pre-engineered, one-story, 9,651-square-foot building situated on a 2.5-acre site; interior kennels for dogs and cats; separate areas for animals and humans to meet and greet so people can spend 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; and improve access to 18th Avenue.