KTBB — The SPCA of East Texas gets a big break. A local businessman has donated the future building site for the agency's Animal Services Complex, 60 acres at Grande and Old Noonday Road.
Executive Director Deborah Tittle-Dobbs broke the news on this week's edition of KTBB "Staff Meeting."
Plans for the future location include a community dog park, open air event pavilion, walking trails, educational center and adoption facility. Dobbs says the community has long been without a long-term shelter for homeless animals, and securing one has been a primary goal of her organization since its inception in April 2010.
"Now that we have the land," says Dobbs, "the success of this project will be dependent on the support of private citizens in our community to participate in our Capital Building Campaign. Design and development of the facility have begun but the situation for the homeless dogs and cats in our community will remain the same until we get this project completed."
She adds, "Preliminary discussions with City and County officials have indicated a willingness to contract with the SPCA of East Texas to provide local animal services to this community in a more humane and cost effective manner."