After living in a shelter that SPCA board President Conrad Muhly compared to the likes of Eastern State Penitentiary, needy animals of Chester County will be sure to appreciate the renovations their caretakers are undertaking.
The project to expand the Chester County SPCA will cost $1.6 million, demolish the existing dog kennel and renovate the existing building. The SPCA will be expanded from about 8,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.
Officials say that the new building will offer higher quality care for the animals as well as a homier atmosphere.
The new kennel will have room for 75 dogs, as opposed to the current 50, including a condo for 16 puppies, as the Daily Local reports. Renovated facilities for cats and smaller animals, like rabbits and guinea pigs, will also increase the number of animals the SPCA can care for.
The facility will remain open during the renovations and adoptions will continue right through the project’s projected Nov. 1 completion.