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UPDATED: Additional funds allocated for new buildings at Castaic Animal Shelter

Posted: July 31, 2013 11:29 a.m.
Updated: July 31, 2013 5:13 p.m.

FILE: Registered Veterinarian Technician Kathy Baxter, left, preps a puppy for surgery as Veterinarian Adriane Kristo-Reinking neuters another dog at the Castaic Animal Shelter on Wednesday. The county recently approved plans to build a bigger clinic.

County supervisors have agreed to add $1 million to the money set aside last year to complete a modern spay and neuter center at the Castaic Animal Care Center.

Supervisors originally approved the project on Feb. 14, 2012, with a budget of $1.86 million. But as work proceeded it became necessary to raise the budget to $2.9 million, according to board documents.

The project entails construction of a new, 1,752-square-foot spay and neuter clinic building at the shelter and purchase of a 1,440-square-foot modular building that would house administrative services.

More money was needed in part due to additional work required for foundations. Due to terrain in the area, the ground was deemed too unstable to accommodate new buildings without additional work on the soil.

Part of the additional funding will be used for a process called compaction grounding, where grout is used to compact soil and make it more stable.

Builders also need to clear eight trees at the site to maintain a cleared area around the structures and reduce fire danger.

Supervisors approved the extra funding at Tuesday’s meeting. The project is expected to be completed in 2015, according to board documents.
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