Carson City to break ground on new Animal Services facility on Oct. 14 |

Carson City to break ground on new Animal Services facility on Oct. 14

Nevada Appeal staff report

Carson City will break ground on the Animal Services facility at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

“We’re incredibly excited to get this project underway,” said City Manager Nick Marano. “We’ve been grateful for the support from the Humane Society and CASI and can’t wait to see the impact this facility will have on our city.”

Speakers at the ground breaking will include Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell, Lisa Schuette of Carson Animal Services Initiative and representatives from the Nevada Humane Society. CASI will kick the celebration off at 9 a.m. with coffee, juice and pastries and the ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. The facility will be located on Airport Road in Carson, just south of the intersection of Airport Road and Butti Way.

The new facility will replace the current shelter on Butti Way, which was built in the 1960s.

The new, 10,741 square foot animal shelter facility is planned for a 1.5 acre site on the city’s east side in the vicinity of the current aging shelter. The $4.2 million budget is more than $3 million in construction, $270,000 in contingency money, $250,000 for fixtures, furnishings and equipment, almost $461,000 for design, testing inspection and the like, $100,000 for permitting and utilities, and $85,000 for owner-furnished items for construction.

Revenues to back it include nearly $4 million from the infrastructure tax account, which relies on the one-eighth of a penny sales tax hike last year, $193.777 from the Carson Animal Services Initiative (CASI), $59,323 in other donations and $225,000 from the Nevada Humane Society to cover most of the fixtures, furnishings and equipment. The society runs the shelter and handles animal services on a contractual basis for city government.