On August 14 the North Country SPCA broke ground on a new animal shelter. Contractors and NCSPCA Board members convened at the construction site near Elizabethtown, NY to commemorate the event and two years of relentless fundraising which made the new animal shelter possible.
“Building the new shelter would not have been possible without the generosity of nearly 1,000 people throughout Essex County as well as other parts of New York and also Vermont,” [Margaret] Reuther said. (Valley News)
Founded in 1969 and caring for more than 400 animals each year, the SPCA’s new, state of the art facility will be able to accomodate 65 cats and 25 dogs safely, comfortably and healthily. In addition to larger kennel areas, the new property includes plenty of open and forested land for the animals to exercise safely.
Reuther said the new facility will include an improved ventilation system that will reduce the spread of illness among the shelter animals, meet standards for animal care with isolation rooms for sick animals and a room for basic medical procedures. (Valley News)
The new SPCA animal shelter will be named the Frances Miller Shelter and still needs to close a $50,000 fundraising gap to fund construction costs. If interested, you may donate online at NCSPCA.org or send a check to:
North Country SPCA
23 Lake Shore Road
Westport, N.Y. 12993