A long-standing animal shelter in Brighton, Colorado that is located in an industrial part of the city near a set of railroad tracks may soon be replaced by a modern and more airy facility in another part of the city.
Officials with the Adams County Animal Shelter say they want to build a new 45,000 square foot facility in the Adams County Regional Park, nearly 5 miles to the north.
According to current plans, the new facility will house modernized kennels for cats and dogs, as well as additional housing for exotic animals and small farm animals.
The new shelter will additionally have a large multipurpose room allowing for animal interactions with would-be adopters, and a park for the regular exercise of the dogs.
Public input on the project is scheduled for later this month.
If all goes according to plans, work on the new shelter could start in the later part of this year, with a general completion date of summer 2019.
According to its own statistics, the Adams County Animal Shelter takes in up to 6,000 animals in northeast Colorado on an annual basis.
By Garry Boulard
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