Groundbreaking of Animal Services Facility – Phase 2 Expansion

County Judge Fort Bend County, TX

Robert E. Hebert Fort Bend County Judge Phone (281) 341-8608 www.fortbendcountynews.info

For Immediate Release

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Fort Bend County officials gathered on May 8, 2018 for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Animal Services facility expansion on the existing facility site.

Phase 2 of the expansion involves the construction of a new 5,550 square-foot facility, which will include space for the County’s veterinarian, an office for field staff and a multi-purpose conference/training room. Also planned for the new facility are dedicated spaces for animal intake, grooming and laundry, and a surgical room equipped with a prep area and recovery cages for both dogs and cats. The facility will supply 24 indoor/outdoor dog kennels, 12 quarantine kennels, cat cages and a food storage room. The project improvements provide a 70% increase in available capacity. Construction will commence immediately upon receipt of the building permit and is expected to be complete at year’s end for a cost of $1,074,136.00.

Judge Bob Hebert said, “This new facility should open by year-end. It will greatly expand our capabilities in all areas of animal services. ”

Pictured Left to Right: Sam Sprouse, Broaddus Construction; Fort Bend County Facilities Director Jamie Knight; Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Director Dr. Mary desVignes Kendrick; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Precinct 1 Commissioner Vincent Morales; Fort Bend County Animal Services Director Rene Vasquez; Fort Bend County Veterinarian Dr. Andre Muegge