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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A few pets will be getting a new home soon as the South Kingstown Animal Shelter nears its completion of its new facility set to open in the late spring.
â€śIt's something we've been working on for a number of years and we were finally able to work things out with the town,â€ť West Peck, assistance manager of the shelter said. â€śIt was important to us to to build on site. We like the spot where we are. It's not closely crowded around.â€ť
The Town Council in July 2009 authorized an award of contract to High Tech Construction, Inc. for the construction of the new Animal Shelter Facility at a cost of $1,165,198.
Peck said the shelter was mainly able to fund the new facility from private donations despite the economy. A large contribution to the shelter was the donation by one female resident, who donated her house.
Peck said the new shelter is a marked improvement from the current one and is actually designed to be an animal shelter, but just a building where they made into one.
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