May 20, 2019

Seekonk to Receive New and Improved Animal Shelter

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Last fall, the Town of Seekonk approved the design and construction of a new 2,500 square foot animal shelter at 100 Peck Street, which will be adjacent to the current shelter and Town Hall. The new animal shelter also received $300,000 for the project from Save-a-Pet.

The existing shelter, which was undersized and well past its useful life, cares for over 400 animals every year. The new shelter will provide Seekonk Animal Control with modern facilities now and into the future. Brewster Thornton Group Architects worked closely with Animal Control and the Seekonk Save-A-Pet Society to create a shelter that provides animals with outstanding care and comfort as they wait for their forever homes.

The Town of Seekonk has teamed up with BTGA, Coletta Contracting Company, Inc., Odeh Engineers, Creative Environment Corp., and DiPrete Engineering to design and construct the new building.

The site will utilize an existing driveway along with tying in utilities to different locations on the site and along Peck Street. A new parking area is being developed along with sidewalks and other hardscape around the new building.

“We’re happy to work on a project that will help the Seekonk Animal Shelter,” said Jason Clough, Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “The organization deserves a good home for the animals and an improved work environment so they can continue to fulfill its mission.”

Construction is scheduled to be completed in early 2020.

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