SPCA Building New Dallas Doghouse

Shelter moving near Dallas Animal Services

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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SPCA Building New Dallas Doghouse

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The SPCA loses its 40-year location on Industrial, sorry, Riverfront Boulevard to construction widening Interstate 30 within a couple of years, so the organization is moving a few miles down the highway.

Wednesday morning they broke ground on a larger shelter complex off I-30 along Lone Star Drive, and marked the occasion by introducing job fore-dog Peaches, a border collie outfitted in a construction vest and “tool belt,” and all together now … awww.

The new 49,000-square-foot site is just a squeaky-toy’s throw from the Dallas Animal Services building, so maybe its new neighbors can show the city a thing or two about, oh, I dunno, rescuing cats that get trapped in a wall. Yeah, yeah, cheap shot, I know.

Anyway, the new facility, set to open during the summer, will include the shelter, naturally, outdoor play areas, a low-cost community veterinary clinic, and that’s very cool, an adoption wing, and training and educational classrooms in which maybe they can teach a few thick-headed folks that it is not a good idea to let their “intact,” if you catch that drift, or “altered” pets run all willy-nilly through the neighborhood.

One can only hope.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He did not have a good experience with the SPCA.
 

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