By Ashley Rader
The final completion date for the new Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter is now projected to be in early December with the hope of having the animals moved to the new facility shortly thereafter.
The ECCAS Advisory Board heard an update on the progress of the shelter during its meeting Tuesday evening.
Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey informed the board that the minor items on the punch list for items for the owners to complete was largely finished. This included tasks like painting, caulking and moving the storage sheds from the old shelter to the new building and painting those.
“For the most part, it is finished as it was bid,” Humphrey said. “There are some things that need to be completed before we can move.”
One of the main projects that need to be finished is the construction of a shed and outdoor dog kennels. Shelter Manager April Jones said the animals could not be relocated to the new shelter until the outdoor dog kennels were built because there would not be enough space for all the dogs without them.