Richardson Animal Shelter is waiving dog adoption fees this week

Richardson Animal Shelter is waiving dog adoption fees through June 11, the city said in a statement.

The shelter hopes to find as many dog ​​homes as possible ahead of kennel renovations starting June 13.

During the renovations, the number of available kennels will be reduced from 44 to 19.

Shelter staff also hope that residents who cannot adopt a dog will consider fostering.

As part of the project, the shelter’s kennels are transformed from a dated and worn chain-link style to colorful solid panel walls with clear acrylic doors. The shelter said the new design will improve safety, security, disease control and stress, especially for shy dogs.

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Other work on the project calls for improved insulation to help with extreme Texas weather and mounted water bowls that will limit spills. Improvements will also be made to the drainage system.

Funding for the project comes in part from the 2015 bond program, according to the announcement.

Construction should be complete by the fall.

The space for cats at the shelter will not be affected by the renovations.

Until further notice, the shelter does not accept abandonments from dog owners.

More information is available online.

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