Friends of the New Animal Shelter believe that Chatham-Kent’s existing animal shelter is severely inadequate to care for the vulnerable pets awaiting adoption. The new shelter when built will include much needed appropriate space for animal care and safety. It will have space to support animal adoption and space for educational programming. We believe that the new centre would support other programs within Chatham-Kent which include reading programs, social skills development and student volunteer placements. The new animal centre will be a community resource.
Chatham-Kent Council approved the creation of our committee in late 2014.
The new shelter when built will include:
- 6,300 square feet
- 15 dog kennels with covered runs
- 2 isolation kennels
- 3 cat rooms
- 1 cat isolation room
- 1 small animal area
- 1 multi-purpose community room
- An animal assessment room
- animal bathing and grooming room
The Fundraising campaign for equipment is underway. Click here for more information.
Animal Shelter Location – 405 Park Ave. East.