The Granville County Animal Shelter will move to its new location at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford during the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 23. The newly-constructed facility has now passed all inspections and is ready for move-in.
Granville County Animal Management Director Matt Katz has announced that all operations, except for emergency calls regarding animal concerns and welfare, will be suspended for several days during the transition.
The Animal Shelter will be moving from the site of a former state prison, located at 5650 Cornwall Road in Oxford, where it operates from several separate buildings. The new facility will allow operations for the Animal Shelter and Animal Control to be located under one roof, and doubles its current size from 3,800 to 8,500 square feet. Additional kennel space will provide housing for 40 to 60 dogs and 40 to 60 cats. The goal is to increase adoptions and to decrease the number of animals euthanized due to space limitations.
“We are pleased to finally have this project completed,” said Granville County Board of Commissioners Chair David T. Smith. It has been needed for a long time, and will serve Granville County residents for many years to come.”
The public is invited for Open House tours the week prior to the move. Dates and times, which will be limited to ten participants per group, will be as follows:
* Saturday, Oct. 10: 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
* Monday, Oct. 12: 3 until 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, Oct. 13: 3 until 7 p.m.
To tour the new facility, please contact the Shelter at 919-693-6749 to schedule one of the above dates and times, or come by any time during these time slots to be fit into the rotation.