Multimillion-dollar animal shelter opening soon in El Cajon

New El Cajon Animal Shelter opening soon
Posted at 6:16 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 00:12:13-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - The City of El Cajon is days away from unveiling their new $10 million dollar animal shelter to the public and gave 10News a sneak peek on Tuesday.

The new shelter is double the size of the current facility, which was built in the 1950's, and features state-of-the-art amenities.

The city believes it will dramatically improve the adoption experience for East County residents.

"With more room comes more ability to provide the standard of care expected for these types of animals," said Dirk Epperson, Director of Public Works for the City of El Cajon.

The facility has a medical center and operating room as well as a full-service grooming station.

There will also be several 'get to know you rooms' where potential adopters can get one-on-one time with the animals.

Epperson says efficiency is a theme in the new facility, making it easier and more environmentally-friendly for shelter employees to do their jobs. 

The grand opening is Saturday, June 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m and $5 adoption fees will be offered for all animals.

The shelters will be closed from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. However, special arrangements can be made for residents needing to drop off stray dogs or claim a pet.