JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to approve an additional $755,000 that will go towards the renovation and expansion of Onslow Animal Services.
Howard Martin, Onslow County Animal Services Director, says it will increase the capacity of sheltering dogs by 64%.
The original project was approved last November and plans to expand the Georgetown Road facility.
The $3.5 million alluded will add 6,700 square feet, creating a new building to allow more room for domestic animals.
Once completed, the new building will also hold animals while they renovate the current dog kennels.
“The current dog kennels are in the older building and they will be gutted and replaced and refurbished.” Howard Martin, Director of Onslow County Animal Services
Construction will begin later this year.