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SPCA Building New Dallas Doghouse

Shelter moving near Dallas Animal Services



    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 Servicesbuilding, 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 operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He did not have a good experience with the SPCA.