Efforts to replace the current shelter have shifted into high gear since last fall’s record-breaking Black Tie & Tails annual fundraiser. The event attracted 300 guests who pledged more than $388,000 for the AAEC. The City of Dearborn also pledged $600,000 and the land for the project.
Since the FFDAS took over animal rescue services for the City of Dearborn in 1993, more than 42,600 homeless animals have been given a second chance with new families.
According to Kirk, “Neumann/Smith Architecture is excited to be entrusted with the design of the new AAEC, and we look forward to helping FFDAS realize their vision of a nurturing and caring Shelter facility that is designed to service Southeast Michigan for many years to come.”
Animal Adoption and Education Center (AAEC) to be located at the former AMTRAK station (16121 Michigan Avenue) on property donated by the City of Dearborn
World class 21,000-square-foot facility will ensure homeless animals receive best possible care as they transition to forever homes
Construction of the $4.4 million dollar project tentatively scheduled to begin in 2014, pending continued successful fundraising
The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road in Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and online www.DearbornAnimals.org. Follow the Dearborn Animal Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.