The Red Deer and District SPCA has built a “pawsitive” future.
Its new 12,300-square-foot centre, located next door to the old one at 4505 77th St., is over four times larger ,with double the capacity for pets. As many as 120 cats and 30 to 35 dogs each day can be cared for in the $4.2-million building.
Last year, about 800 animals came to the SPCA.
The state-of-the-art cleaning and kennel systems include a dishwasher that sterilizes with just a 90-second cycle. Drainage for large volumes of water means staff can clean the stainless steel counters and kennel walls with a pressure washer. The hospital-quality air exchange system eliminates odours that plagued the small quarters of the former building.
Naming opportunities for a variety of rooms are still sought and donations large or small to the Building Pawsitive Futures capital campaign can still be made at the centre or online through the website www.reddeerspca.com/donate.php