The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved on March 26 the renovation and repair of the Animal Services facility for $520,300.
Funding will come from the Property Management’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Costs will be $355,300 for the Animal Services interior and $165,000 for the Animal Services exterior.
Cobb County Animal Services takes in around 8,000 animals each year and provides full vetting services to each adopted animal.
Built in 1994, the building is in “dire need” of repairs and renovations to accommodate the rapidly increasing animal population in Cobb County, according to retiring Public Safety Agency Director Sam Heaton and Property Management Director Scott Barfield.
Some of these repairs include a new incinerator cooler, a new food-holding vault, public bathroom remodeling, security fencing repairs and overall renovations to prevent rodent infiltration, they said in a March 26 memo.
Future maintenance to the renovated and repaired areas of the Animal Services facility will come from the General Fund and be included in future Property Management budgets.
Hours for adoptions and reclaims are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays with closure on Mondays and holidays at the facility, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.
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