Clovis council OKs pet adoption shelter –

The Clovis City Council approved construction of a pet adoption shelter Monday night, despite opposition from some neighbors who fear it will ruin the peace of their neighborhood.

In addition, the council agreed to build a 10-acre park north of the future Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center near the corner of Temperance and Sierra avenues. The vote was 5-0.

The council approved an agreement Monday night with Bush Construction to build a 15,000-square-foot shelter. The costs have not been fully ironed out, but the city has about $4.35 million available to build the shelter and another $800,000 for the park.

City officials have pledged the shelter will incorporate the latest technologies to buffer sounds and smells.

The city previously employed the policy in building its sewage treatment and water recycling plant near Ashlan and Thompson avenues by enclosing the sewage treatment plant.

“The city does live up to its word,” said Deborah Saffell, who was an opponent of the sewage plant when it was first proposed. “But it would require the people who live next to the pet adoption center to come up with other alternatives … the city is more than willing to work with the community to make sure that Clovis is successful.”

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