Animal Shelter & Towing Service Office Replacement Project

Background

The City of New Westminster will be constructing a new animal shelter, offices, and tow yard for the City's towing service on a portion of the property located at 420 Boyne Street.

The current animal shelter, located at 231 Ewen Avenue, was constructed in 1986 and serves as the administrative centre for both the City's animal services and vehicle towing operation. The current setup at the shelter is outdated and is not conducive to behavioural rehabilitation, disease containment, and adequately housing the growing number of animals that are taken in.

The new facility will meet best practices for animal welfare as well as provide space for other small animals such as rabbits, birds, and rodents. Increased office space will accommodate additional staff for both the shelter and the tow yard to better serve the public, as well shelter volunteers. 

Construction will start summer of  2018 with completion anticipated for fall of 2019.

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