ORLANDO, Florida. – The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando now has an architect and construction company for their new Orlando animal shelter.
The group announced Monday that Orlando-based Borrelli + Partners will design the facility while HJ High, also an Orlando-based company, will build it.
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The new facility will be along John Young Parkway, south of Orange County Jail and north of Conroy Road, not far from the original Orlando facility, which was destroyed by fire in September. The fire, classified as an accident, killed more than 20 cats.
Pet Alliance had already started building a new shelter when the fire broke out.
To fund the project, Pet Alliance is trying to raise $ 14 million.
In the meantime, Pet Alliance operates from its Sanford facility. Early next year, Pet Alliance plans to open a temporary facility on West Central Boulevard in downtown Orlando that will house adoptable cats and serve as an outside dog adoption facility on weekends.
The new facility will house the Orlando animal shelter, volunteer programs and the business office. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2023.
To donate to build the new shelter, go to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando website.
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