New Baltimore County Animal Facilities coming
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Director of Health and Human Services Gregory Branch announced a new larger and better-designed Animal Services facility.
The new $5 million facility will include increased kennel space, an adoption meet and greet room, a spay and neuter surgical suite, an outside dog exercise area, a dog park that is open to the public, a cat observation and socialization room, additional parking and office space for staff and volunteers, Monique L. Lyle, Baltimore County Health and Human Services Public Information Officer, said in an email.
“The current facilities are used for the management of animals that are strays, adoptable or turned over to us by owners who can no longer keep them,” she said. “The new facility will serve the same purpose, while offering more services.”
The current facility houses the administration offices and kennels in two separate buildings and is inadequate, Lyle said. The new facility will have all of the services in the same building.
“This is an important task because the current facility is over 30 years old and inadequate in size and design to meet the demand we have in providing services to our pet owners, managing stray animals and finding new homes for our adoptable pets,” Lyle said.
Animal Services recently began offering spay and neuter services also.
The completion date is unknown as of now, Lyle said. The new Animal Services facility will be constructed on the 14 acres of land where the current facility is located – 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin, Md.