Lafayette Consolidated Government will break ground this week on a new animal shelter.
Friday, January 3,2020, LCG will start construction of the new facility on N. Dugas Road. The building is 20,000 square feet and is expected to increase capacity for Lafayette Animal Shelter. The project will have facility upgrades such as a pet surgery center for medical care and sterilizations, an air filtration system for odor control, and an outdoor area for exercise and visitations.
LCG says the building is being designed by Lafayette firm Beasley Moliere Architects, and constructed by J.B. Mouton Construction. The budget for the project is approximately $8.9 million and was funded by a millage dedicated to the Animal Care Center.
Officials say that visitors will be able to browse through the new facility unassisted to view the animals available for adoption, instead of having to wait for a staff member to escort them.