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GO bond money at work for the animals


Putting shovel to ground to start a $9.8 million project at Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), officials and contractors set their sights on the new addition to the facility.

Las Cruces Mayor Pro Tempore Kasandra Gandara, introduced as the longest serving board member on the Animal Services Board, began by thanking the voters for approving the GO bond in the August, 2018, all-mail city general obligation bond election. The project had a 67 percent approval rating, she said.

Located next to the existing ASCMV at 3551 Bataan Memorial Highway in Las Cruces, the project is set to be completed by Sept. 30, 2022, she said. There will be solar arrays, a gazebo, outdoor shaded area and pods for the dogs. Added space is also available for cat condos, owner surrenders and counseling services.

The Rinconada Dog Park is part of the project and located at ASCMV, as well as the  Burn Lake Dog Park which will be park of Burn Lake Park, 855 Amador Ave.

Updated information about all GO bond projects is available at www.las-cruces.org/1892/General-Obligation-Bond-Projects.