A 7,500-square-foot floor plan has been chosen for the Delaware County Animal Protection Board’s animal control facility in Upper Darby.
With that process out of the way, there’s just one thing standing in the way of the Jan. 1 deadline: money.
“We don’t have a revenue stream in any way, shape or form,” Upper Darby Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Judge Jr. said of plans for the facility. And the county expects to be able to contribute only up to $700,000 for the estimated $1.5 million facility.
The Delaware County Times reports one of the next steps involves reaching back out to labor unions to determine how much work can be donated. The facility is being built to replace the Delaware County SPCA’s animal control services, which run out at the end of this year.