West Richland picks site for a new animal shelter

West Richland, Wash. -- West Richland has picked its site for a new animal shelter. The current location is only temporary.

It's based at the police station and on private land that's not open to the public. West Richland's new facility will be across from Belmont and Keene Road. There will be more than a dozen kennels split between dogs and cats. The Police Chief says some shelter amenities will be state of the art.

"Environmentally controlled facility, handle both dogs and cats, we plan to have noise abatement engineered into the facility itself,"said Chief Brian McElroy.

You will also be able to volunteer and adopt pets from the new shelter.
The city isn't yet sure when it would be built or how much it would cost.