Community meeting held for new Four Corners regional animal shelter | News
Residents in the Four Corners have been patiently waiting since 2006 for a new regional animal shelter.
Phil Morin stands in the empty dirt lot that will soon hold the new Four Corners Regional Animal Shelter.
It is a much needed replacement for Farmington’s current shelter, which is 50 years old.
“It's sad to me when we do not have a shelter that's up to snuff for this community,” said Morin, an animal advocate.
It took six years to come up with the $3.5 million to fund the project and this Thursday, the community will get a chance to give input on the new shelter.
“It's the first opportunity the community can come and share their concerns, their suggestions, their priorities,” he said.
Angie Arnold is the supervisor at the Farmington Animal Shelter and said they are almost always at capacity.
“We are actually sometimes very much over it and, um, that is a problem for us here in this little shelter,” she said.
On Arnold’s wish list?
Dog runs with windows instead of bars. “Displaying an animal behind bars looks like a facility for a bad animal."
Morin hopes everyone will come to the meeting with their own ideas.
“It's all about the animals. We want to be able to save more animals...making a facility that people will want to walk in,” he said.
The public meeting for the new shelter will be at the Farmington Civic Center Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m.