Supervisor Benoit to Dedicate Blythe Animal Shelter
BLYTHE – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join county officials and community leaders at the grand opening of the Blythe Animal Shelter at 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at 245 S. Carlton Ave.
“This new, modern animal shelter has the additional capacity to hold more animals and offers a convenient location for residents to access,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “This is a great addition to the Blythe area.”
Built at a cost of $2.1 million, the 5,700-square-foot shelter will house approximately 1,500 animals annually. The animal shelter is expected to handle more than 80 dogs and 40 cats daily.
The decision to build a new shelter dates back to 2006 when much-needed upgrades were discussed for the older facility near the Blythe Airport (16450 West Hobson Way). At the time, renovations to the facility, which housed 1,200 animals annually, were estimated to cost as much as $1 million. Supervisor Roy Wilson championed the idea of a new shelter in Blythe, and Supervisor Benoit continued his momentum.
Services at the shelter will include adoptions, lost-pet assistance, spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchipping and humane euthanasia requests.
There will be free food and entertainment at the grand opening. Pet adoptions will also be held. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Dec. 8 to 951-955-3173.