CENTERVILLE – The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Animals has launched a fundraising drive to build a new facility.
The new building would replace the organizations current facility at 1577 Falmouth Road in Centerville.
The MSPCA has already raised $1.2 million of the $5 million needed to start building the new facility.
“We are really excited about this, but we are stuffed to the gills with animals right now,” said Mary Sarah Fairweather, the organizations Cape Cod director. “The space that we are working out of is just not sufficient for what we need.”
The proposed facility would expand to 10,000 square feet and increase animal capacity by 18 percent.
The goal is to start construction within two to three years.
Fairweather said that other possible locations were looked at for a new facility but the best option is to build at their current location.
The organization plans to use the new space for more than just treating animals.
“We will also have space capability for education programs, maybe even a summer camp, dog training classes, medical care for shelter animals, children’s programming and the general meeting space,” said Fairweather.
The Cape Cod Animal Care and Adoption Center is over 40 years old.
Donations for the new shelter can be made here.