Saginaw County Commissioners and Animal Control staff celebrated the groundbreaking of the upcoming care & control center at 5641 Bay rd. in Kochville township Thursday.
After much of the planning was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and squabbles over where to locate the facility- the 23,000 sqft building will have foundation work beginning this fall.
County controller Robert Belleman says, taking shipping and construction or seasonal delays into account, the job should be done by December 2022.
Animal control center director Bonnie Kanicki thanked her staff at the ground breaking ceremony, and said they only need to hang tough for one more year in the difficult conditions of their current center.
The new structure will house larger kennels, feeding areas, laundry facilities, support spaces, a community education center, an on-site veterinary clinic, outdoor dog runs , and an innovative ventilation system to help maintain a sterile environment.