MESA COUNTY, Colo. -
With construction beginning in May of 2017, the Mesa County Animal Services facility has been undergoing a number of renovations displacing many animals in need of forever homes.
One of the main issues, the cracked floor, has already been fixed with a new crawl space installed underneath for an efficient drainage system.
Before beginning construction, the cracked floor was believed to be from moisture beneath the building, however, once the floor was removed, Mesa County workers discovered it was from ground heave.
As kennel walls and electrical and plumbing work continue to be installed, the $2.4 million project remains on budget and schedule, opening in mid-November. Greg Linza, Facility and Parks Director for Mesa County, said, "we're within our budget [and] we're on our time frame." Linza added, "we're actually going to be able to perform this project under the budget that was approved by the county commissioners."
Linza also wanted to remind residents, the facility is still open for services, including adopting animals, through the trailer adjacent to the construction site.