Clovis agrees to give $1m more for new pet adoption center – fresnobee.com

Clovis may have to shell out another $1 million to build a new pet adoption center, but city officials are hoping donors will step up.

The City Council approved paying another $1 million for the project Monday night after construction bids for parts of the building came in higher than expected.

The city previously budgeted $2.1 million, which includes $1 million proposed to be raised by the nonprofit Friends of the Clovis Pet Adoption Center.

David McDonald, the former president of Pelco, is donating an additional $2 million for the shelter, which will be named Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center in memory of one of his dogs.

Construction bids were higher because of costs to build a medical-grade building and requirements the City Council added to limit noise and odors from the facility at Temperance and Sierra avenues.

About $700,000 of the shelter’s cost is for meeting noise and odor requirements, city engineer Steve White said.

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