Harris County Pets moves into new facility, on track to finish renovations by the fall

Construction on Harris County’s brand new 50,000-square-foot animal shelter is now complete and all staff and animals have moved into the new facility, according to Eddie Miranda, senior public information officer for Harris County Public Health.

The Harris County Pets Resource Center houses the shelter’s new wellness clinic, kennel operations, adoptions, admissions, call center and administrative offices. Staff was busy moving into the new building on Wednesday.

The old building will be torn down in the new few weeks and a large dog park and pavilion will take its place, Miranda said. He said he anticipates all over details of the new facility to be finished by the fall.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shelter is still conducting all appointments, adoptions, fostering services and intakes by appointment only. Curbside services are available for fosters. Social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 health protocols are in place at the new facility.

The shelter is located 612 Canino, Houston.

Take a look at the new facility in the photos and video above.

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