MSPCA Breaks Ground on New Adoption Center

MSPCA Ceremonial Groundbreaking

MSPCA Ceremonial Groundbreaking
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CENTERVILLE – Dozens of residents, sponsors, staff and dogs were on hand Monday for the ground breaking ceremony for a new adoption center for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cape Cod.

Several individuals involved with the development of the project and sponsors who donated toward the funding effort participated in the shovel ceremony at the organization’s Centerville property on Route 28.

The facility will include space for medical and behavioral evaluations, a modern treatment and spay and neuter clinic and a multi-purpose training and education room to provide more opportunities with local schools and community groups.

The MSPCA’s “Campaign for Cape Cod” raised over $2.5 million from over 350 individuals and families to help fund the project.

Director of the MSPCA’s Cape Cod location Mary Sarah Fairweather said the new center would not have been possible without the support of the donors.

“There is such a huge need for a new adoption center here,” she said. “The current facilities are just not adequate and there is such a demand for the services that we can and will be able to provide in a new, bigger much larger space.”

MSPCA-Angell President Carter Luke is excited for work on the facility to final begin.

“To actually put a shovel in the ground today is just a lifelong dream,” Luke said. “And we just so look forward to bringing kids into our building and dogs and cats and rabbits and just all the things that make Cape Cod really special.”

Luke said crews will begin construction on the facility soon and hopes the winter weather will cooperate to help the facility open as soon as possible.

“If things are fortunate we can get this covered up so we can work through the winter in which case we should be finishing about this time next year,” he said.

The new facility will help the organization stress the importance and education of preventing animal cruelty.

“The prevention part is our middle name,” Luke said. “And the ability for us to have kids come to us to have summer camp programs, to have school vacation week programs, to do stuff in our building that enables kids to have a good understanding of the needs of animals and the needs of wildlife and the special unique circumstances of Cape Cod.”

By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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