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Louisville Metro Animal Services planning for new $5.2 million building

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Animal Services is working on plan for a new building.

The department says the city is budgeting $5.2 million for the project. It will be built off Newburg Road next to the Animal House adoption center.

Animal services says the old building on Manslick Road is outdated and too small.

“I don’t believe this building was set up for today’s animal world," Director Ozzy Gibson said. "It was more set up for animal control."

The director says having the two buildings next to each other will make things easier.

"We get then spayed and neutered, shots, microchipped ... Then we've got to drive them all the way out to animal house on Newburg Road, so that eats up man hours every time we've got to do that."

The new building will add more than 10,000 square feet, a quarantine area and a more updated medical space. The director says it will also have a proper ventilation system, something he says the old building does not have.

The plan also includes a new system that will make cleaning cages faster and easier.

The new building is expected to open within two years. The project is currently out for bid, and design plans have not been finalized.

For information on how to adopt a pet, click here.

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