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.