Renovated Oshawa Animal Services re-opens

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Published August 11, 2021 at 8:57 pm

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Oshawa Animal Services re-opened their purr-fect new and improved space on Farewell Street yesterday.

The 16,500-square-foot facility now has a cat isolation room for client intake, as well as a cat adoption room; a dog viewing area, complete with accessible meet and greet rooms, and two new exterior dog runs.

The4 $705,000 investment also included new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units to improve ventilation within the facility; a new fire alarm and carbon dioxide detection system; an accessible front entrance and office area, and renovated staff areas with new accessibility features.

The capital investment was approved by Oshawa Council as part of the 2020 budget deliberations. The funding also provided for the addition of an Animal Care Technician position.

The enhancements and additions have improved the day-to-day operations of Oshawa Animal Services, created operational efficiencies, and enhanced client and visitor experience at the facility.

In 2020, Oshawa Animal Services helped more than 1,200 animals in finding their ‘fur-ever’ homes. The Animal Shelter’s regular in-person operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Adoption hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.

Currently, visits to Oshawa Animal Services are by appointment only. To book an appointment, please call 905-436-3311, ext. 2480.

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