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City seeks bids for new animal shelter

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The City of Artesia is seeking bids for the construction of a new animal shelter to be located on property at the Public Safety Complex.
Architect Dean Cruse of Durham and Associates Architects Inc. out of Carlsbad presented plans for the animal shelter during the City Council meeting last night. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
According to the drawings, the shelter will include 20 double-sided kennels. The kennels feature a door between each side of the kennel that allow a dog to be moved from one side to the other while the opposite side is cleaned. The double-sided kennels also give the option to service up to 40 dogs. The plans include an area for servicing cats, a lobby, office space, a food prep area, a sally port and a building for storage, euthanasia and cold storage. In addition, the plans include an option to enclose the sally port which would create an intake and holding space with three to four kennels and a basic treatment area.

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