"This completes the much-needed expansion and renovation of one of the oldest SPCAs in the country, marking 140 years of saving lives." East Bay SPCA President & CEO Allison Lindquist
Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The homeless dogs of the East Bay are getting new digs. The East Bay SPCA is re-opening its dog adoption facility after an 18-month, $9 million renovation of its Oakland campus. The new adoption facility will house twice as many dogs as the old facility, and the dogs will enjoy larger, brighter and more quiet habitats.
“This completes the much-needed expansion and renovation of one of the oldest SPCAs in the country, marking 140 years of saving lives,” said President and CEO Allison Lindquist. “Not only have we doubled our adoption space, we’ve also doubled our holding areas added a behavior and training wing which now provides us resources to work better with dogs and cats who are perfectly adoptable but need a bit more tender loving care before heading to their forever homes. We have also replaced our old full-service veterinary clinic with a new state-of-the-art clinic better designed to provide more services and serve more pets and their people.”
Join the East Bay SPCA as it celebrates this milestone in saving lives, opening the new dog adoption wing that completes the renovation at the 8323 Baldwin Street facilities in Oakland. Starting at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 24, the East Bay SPCA will host behind-the-scenes tours of the new adoption areas and back-of-house holding spaces. There will be make-and-take crafts for kids, Q & A for dog and cat owners with our behavioral training experts, light refreshments and of course, dogs and cats for adoption.
This marks the completion of the construction project that began in January 2013, and expanded the campus size by nearly 10,000 square feet to just under 30,000 square feet. Truly a “full-service” shelter, the EBSPCA prides itself it in providing many services to the general public that are not found elsewhere, as well as providing much needed support to municipal shelters and rescue groups in the area.
The EBSPCA hopes that you will join us in this celebration and see for yourself the amazing transformation. And just perhaps you might go home with your next furry family member!
About the East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. We operate two adoption centers and two spay/neuter centers in Oakland and Dublin. We also offer dog training classes and humane education programs at both locations and provide a full-service veterinary clinic at our Oakland location. The East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations, in operation since 1874, and receives no funding from national organizations. More information about the East Bay SPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling Grace Reddy at 510.746-5111.