Ground breaks on new KCMO animal shelter

June 26, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Kansas City, MO - Groundbreaking took place for Kansas City's new animal shelter this morning.

Mayor Sly James and a host of city and civic leaders donned hard hats and shovels to turn dirt at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Gregory Boulevard in Swope Park for the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care.

The funding for the new shelter comes from $18 million in GO Bonds approved by KC residents.  Another $8 million is coming from KC Pet Project and private donations.

The new shelter will be more than 50,000 square feet in size with a full service veterinarian clinic, educational programs, and a pet supply store.

The new facility is expected to open in about 18 months.

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