Nearly three months after a local community came out in droves to support the building of a new animal shelter; their generosity was celebrated in a ceremony today. City and county dignitaries met at the current shelter to thank the voters who made this happen.
“Very rarely a bond has passed the first time in Pocatello,” said Mayor Blad. “This is the only one I can remember in recent history. It goes to show that the community really did find out what we needed, what we were looking for and made a decision to support it.”
To thank the community for their overwhelming support, the Pocatello Animal Shelter held an event to express their gratitude.
“If it wasn’t for the public getting out and supporting us with the bond in the first place, we wouldn’t even be at this stage,” said Mary Remer of the animal shelter. “And we wanted to let the public know that yes we are very thankful for that and the project is moving forward.”
A project of this magnitude will take time but Mary is confident that it will be finished soon.
“It’s hard to believe,” said Remer. “I’ll be amazed when we finally get to step foot in that new door because it has taken a long time. It is exciting to know that a year from now, we’ll have something different to hold these animals and it will be a great building for them.
The new shelter will be located near where the current shelter is located in the Upper Ross Park area.