Roseville, Calif. – Demolition is now complete and Placer SPCA has begun construction work at their new Animal Care and Adoption Center after several months of planning and preparation. The new, modern animal care center at 99 Yosemite Street in Roseville will eventually house the organization’s administration offices, education center, and adoption kennels.
The Placer SPCA began internal demolition and abatement on the 20,000 square foot building near downtown Roseville and I-80 in early 2016 while securing the remaining funds of the $12.1 million Phase One fundraising goal.
In October, the project received the final permits needed to begin construction work. Construction crews broke ground by removing a significant portion of the existing roof as well as portions of the southern facade for windows, doors, and enclosed outdoor cat porches. Crews also began preparatory work to extend the building’s southwestern facade by an additional 3,000 square feet to accommodate new education rooms. Placer SPCA expects to complete the construction work and move to the new building by fall of 2017.
The new Animal Care and Adoption Center will include spacious animal habitats, an education center, several park-like features, and will be both a community space and animal welfare center. Intake and medical care for the Placer SPCA will remain at the Corporation Yard site until additional funds are raised for the future phase to move all functions to the new Yosemite site. The two-acre facility will eventually entirely replace the SPCA’s existing 50-year-old, 10,000-square-foot site and will serve Placer County animals and residents for years to come.
On July 1, 2015, Roseville City Council voted unanimously in favor of an agreement for the city to invest $7.6 million in partnership with the Placer SPCA to help build Phase One of the new Animal Care and Adoption Center. The Placer SPCA began a partnership with the City of Roseville nearly 20 years ago by leasing their existing building to function as a primary shelter. The existing site is owned by Placer County and leased to the City of Roseville, which subleases it to the Placer SPCA. The City of Roseville contracts with the Placer SPCA to serve as the shelter for local stray, abandoned, or owner-surrendered animals.
“In the last decade, Placer County has experienced unprecedented growth in the number of its residents,” says Leilani Fratis, Placer SPCA CEO. “Our community is in dire need of a new animal care center to keep up with the needs of these new residents and their pets. Thanks to individual and corporate donors, community support, and the City of Roseville, we will now be able to make this dream a reality and better serve the animals and people of Placer County.”
The Placer SPCA continues to raise funds for the future phase of the new center. If you would like to learn more about naming opportunities or reserving an Honor Brick to line the entrance at the new facility, please contact our Development Office at 916-782-7722 ext. 124 or 530-885-7387 ext. 124. Stay tuned for future announcements about our groundbreaking celebration.
The Placer SPCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive funding from the ASPCA or HSUS.