In his latest blog post, Mayor Friedberg gave an update on construction of the new dog pound. Read the update below.

“Here’s the latest on our dog pound construction project.  In September we completed, on time and under budget, significant improvements to the existing facility on Edith St., which will ultimately be repurposed as a temporary holding/transfer station once the new pound on W. Bellfort is built and operational.  It’s got all new durable sunshades, industrial-grade fans, cinderblock barriers between kennels to prevent nose-to-nose contact, and an updated electrical system for better reliability (and to support the additional load of the fans).  We also repaired a crack in one wall, replaced the rusted front door and put on a fresh coat of paint inside and out.

Over on W. Bellfort, however, we haven’t made nearly as much progress as we’d hoped.  We’ve hit a few snags in the initial stages, concerning the process for site design and procurement of the modular structure, and are currently working with the Rubensteins on a plan moving forward.  Nothing we won’t be able to figure out, but unfortunately we’re not yet able to commit to a timeline for construction to begin.  Staff will of course continue to keep Council and the public informed on the status of the project.”