A brief groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Pitt County Animal Shelter has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00am, at the Animal Shelter, located at 4550 County Home Road in Greenville. Anticipated to last approximately 15 months, the entire project will encompass three separate phases, and will add 25 cat cages and 15 dog kennels to the existing Shelter. The $1.9M total cost of the project accounts for renovation of existing office space and kennel areas; while also adding an entirely new entrance and parking area that can be accessed separately from the Recycling Collection site the Shelter currently shares its entrance with.
During the recent Animal Services Public Forum, Animal Services Director, Michele Whaley spoke briefly on the effects the expansion will have on the entire layout of the Shelter as a whole. “The Biggest thing I am excited about is that there will be a separate intake and outtake flow” said Whaley, “This will be tremendous in combating disease, and will be more pleasant for families coming to adopt.” The groundbreaking ceremony will feature special remarks from Whaley, in addition to the Pitt County Board of Commissioners, the Animal Services Advisory Board, and Animal Services Staff. Burney and Burney Construction, a contractor located in Pitt County, will oversee the building of the Shelter expansion, with ShelterPlanners.com serving as architect and consultant, with oversight of the project.
The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public, and is expected to be streamed live online at www.PittCountyNC.gov/LIVE for those who cannot attend in person.