Griffin Pond Animal Shelter set for expansion project

June 22nd, 2015 12:50 pm

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Griffin Pond Animal Shelter announced plans to renovate and expand its 34-year-old facility.

The kickoff celebration of the “Extreme Shelter Makeover” will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 on the animal shelter grounds. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Activities will include a brief program, refreshments, live music by the Ron Leas Jazz Trio, canine demonstrations and more. The animal shelter will be open for business, including pet adoptions.

The renovation and expansion project, estimated at just under $3 million, will increase the current building’s 12,000-square-foot area by more than 50 percent to 19,000 square feet. The project will result in significant improvements for the shelter’s animal population and its human caregivers.

Construction will begin this summer, with completion expected about 16 months later.

Joseph Rominski Architecture of Scranton is project architect.

Griffin Pond is the only homeless animal-care facility in Lackawanna County. It also serves animals and citizens of Wyoming County. The shelter provides housing, food, medical care and love for as many as 200 dogs, cats, and other small animals every day of the year.