From the home office:
Mayor Francis Slay joined Animal House Fund Chairman Ed Throop and City Health Director Dr. Bill Kincaid today to announce an agreement for the new animal regulation center in Ellendale/Arsenal Park is moving forward.
Throop and the Animal House project volunteers have began privately fundraising and planning construction of the new $4 million environmentally-responsible animal care facility to replace the outdated building located at Highway 55 and Gasconade.
The current animal regulation center was built in 1941 and meant for only two years of use. Animal welfare advocates and members of the community have long hoped for a new building that meets humane, animal welfare industry standards.
This project also hopes to serve as the first green building operated by the City of St. Louis. HOK has provided the initial design concept that plans for the facility to be built into the side of an existing hill as a way to reinforce the scale of the park and the character of the landscape and open space.
For more information about the Animal House Fund project, click here.