Community Pets

Jefferson Parish West Bank Animal Shelter to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Through rigorous efforts and careful planning, the Parish has constructed a new state-of-the-art West Bank animal shelter that will serve as a flagship for design and safety for years to come. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 2:00pm the Administration, along with District 3 Councilman, Mark Spears, will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new facility.

The new shelter is nearly 10 times the size of its old building, growing from roughly 3,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet. Designed by architects Burgdahl and Graves with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California at Davis, the new shelter was built by Gibbs Construction at a total cost close to $12M.

Upgrades include much larger kennel spaces for the animals, upgraded veterinary care equipment, and greenspace outside that will eventually serve as a dog park.

One goal of this facility is to house more animals for adoption. The new facility will hold up to 400 animals which is double the capacity of the old shelter.

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