FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – Fort Bend County officials gathered recently for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Animal Services facility expansion on the existing facility site.
Phase 2 of the expansion involves the construction of a new 5,550 square-foot facility, which will include space for the county’s veterinarian, an office for field staff and a multi-purpose conference and training room. Also planned for the new facility are dedicated spaces for animal intake, grooming and laundry, and a surgical room equipped with a prep area and recovery cages for both dogs and cats. The facility will supply 24 indoor/outdoor dog kennels, 12 quarantine kennels, cat cages and a food storage room. The project improvements provide a 70 percent increase in available capacity. Construction will commence immediately upon receipt of the building permit and is expected to be complete at year’s end for a cost of $1,074,136.00.
“This new facility should open by year-end. It will greatly expand our capabilities in all areas of animal services,” said County Judge Bob Hebert.