Animal shelter milestone
by TP staff
May 23, 2014 | 4602 views | 3 3 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shelter groundbreaking
City Councilman Charles Manne tries to get Clover, the Tracy Animal Shelter mascot, to sit still for a picture as Mike Anderson (second from left) from Rep. Jeff Denham’s office, San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob Elliott, Councilman Robert Rickman and Mayor Brent Ives wait with their shovels at the groundbreaking for the new shelter Tuesday afternoon.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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City Councilman Charles Manne, Mayor Pro Tem Michael Maciel, Mayor Brent Ives, Councilman Robert Rickman and Councilwoman Nancy Young turned the dirt at the groundbreaking for the new Tracy Animal Shelter on Tuesday afternoon. The 5,638 square-foot shelter building at 2375 Paradise Road will house 32 dog kennels and two-sided cat cages. It will also have a 2,500-square-foot dog exercise yard and will use natural light to illuminate the cages and kennels to reduce energy use. The new shelter, which will replace the facility on Arbor Road, is expected to be completed by December. The total cost for the initial phase is $5,195,460. During the ceremony, the mayor accepted a $10,000 donation from Tracy resident Zena Robbins on behalf of her mother, Arleen Robbins, a local animal advocate.

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May 24, 2014
I would bet 10 to 1 that in less than 25 years they will be crying again about the building being out of date.
May 24, 2014
I think you're right Sneaky with one exception. I think it will be much fewer than 25 years. I think it will be more like 5 years.
May 23, 2014
awesome...and it looks like Mr Manne really likes dogs too! :-)

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