New digs for big dogs under way – Toledo Blade

Eloise the coonhound probably will be glad when the construction on the large-dog adoption area finally concludes at the Lucas County Dog Warden pound.

The energetic dog with a spotted coat is one of the larger dogs displaced by the closing of the room, in which a new floor and drainage system is being installed.

When she first went up for adoption in January, she had one of the large kennels in the large-dog adoption area. As of late, Eloise is making do with a smaller cage in what was the pound’s original adoption area.

Construction began Feb. 21 and was projected to be completed by March 21 but is still under way.

Dog Warden Julie Lyle said she was told that concrete poured on March 19 needs to cure for 10 days before work can continue. She has not been given a new completion date, she said.

Midwest Contracting Inc. of Holland is not charging for the new floor, because it was not installed properly originally, Ms. Lyle said.

But the new drainage system is an additional expense.

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved on Jan. 3 the expenditure of $28,373, which when added to the original construction amount of $115,600, brings the total to $143,973.

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