Animal Shelter Update/Follow our Paws...
Wilson County's New Animal Shelter Update:
Follow our Paws as Wilson County builds a new animal shelter. We will post updates here.
March 2020 Update:
Advertisements for bids were issued in March 2020 for the Wilson County Animal Shelter located at NC Hwy 42 East and Tucker Court.. Sealed bids are due back by the end of March and will be publicly open and read. The work will include all labor, materials, and equipment required to complete site preparation and building construction. Stay tuned. More updates to come.
February 2020 Update:
Final recommendations for adjustments to the new animal shelter (approved in the 2019/2020 budget) have been sent . Once finalized, the project should go out for bidding this Spring. We hope to break ground by Summer 2020 (not that far away). In the months ahead citizens will see a sign going up at the NC 42 East Site indicating the future home of the new shelter.
January 2020 Update:
In recent weeks in January, the Sheriff's Department, County Maintenance Department and engineer/general contractor have been meeting to make some final adjustments of the new animal shelter. If all goes well, we hope to break ground by Summer 2020 (not that far away) .
“We want to make sure that we include needs and efficiencies and other fine-tuning,” said Ron Hunt, Assistant County Manager. “With the overall goal being to have what we need to have a successful shelter that is a great place for pets and animals and creates an opportunity to connect them with a forever home.”
December 2019 Update:
We are excited as progress continues on the animal shelter plans. Finals from our engineer and general contractor should be ready by the end of January or first of February 2020. If all goes well, we hope to break ground by Summer 2020. In early 2020 citizens will see a sign going up at the NC 42 East Site. As we move forward, more updates will be posted here.
September 2019 Update:
Feedback has been shared with our local contractor/engineer to incorporate into the existing plans. Our contractors shared the revisions in September along with the additional questions and comments for staff. The Sheriff’s Office reviewed again, and work is currently being done on full design plans by January 2020 . The preliminary plans are on the link below with slight modifications from the original to incorporate the feedback from the DOA. The shelter's new location will be NC 42 East near Solid Waste Services and just minutes from the City of Wilson Operations Center and Wilson Community College and a short exit off of 301 highway.