PG & E crews install new equipment for the SPCA of Solano County Spay/Neuter clinic.
At least this week. Two steps forward and one back but at least it is moving forward in the right direction. Due to a PG&E snafu (imagine that) our spay /neuter clinic that was scheduled to open June 15th is now moved back to the first week in July.
I am sitting here in my office typing on battery power and a cell phone hotspot because PG&E is putting in a transformer so we will have enough power to run everything out here. With this clinic project being our third major renovation out here in the last seven years I should know that everyone has an opinion and nothing EVER comes in on time or under budget. It hasn’t driven me completely crazy yet and the end is in sight.
I am trying to be patient…
The clinic itself is nearing completion and equipment should be going in this coming week. It looks fantastic inside and I am so thankful to all the people who have stepped up to help us and donated their time and materials. We have had several groups working on fundraising activities for the project and all have been very successful. Thank you to Mission on the Hill, Humane Animal Services, Cal West Pet Hospital, Walker Floors, Shelden Steele, Jared Wade, Tim Abbott, Master Drywall, Bowser Construction, Joe Dillon, Jax Heating, Air & Solar & NSCAR, just to name a few.
I will be very happy when the construction phase of this project is complete and I can move on to the fun part of getting all the new equipment ordered and installed!!
Thank you to Master Drywall, Inc. for our fantastic new floors.
It has taken eight years to realize the goal of establishing a low cost spay/neuter clinic here at the SPCA of Solano County. There aren’t many if any good options for people trying to do the right thing at a reasonable cost. Eight years… All of a sudden things are happening all at once. The construction is going about as well as any construction project does. You can have a timeline and a plan and you are always at the mercy of the people actually doing the work.
The SPCA of Solano County was established in 1974 by a group of animal lovers who wanted to make a difference. The shelter itself has been at its current location since 1980. The biggest change to the shelter property happened in 2007. Due to a generous donation from Leroy & Marge King in Fairfield, CA we were able to remodel the shelter facility including, kennels, office, and cat room (more on the cat volunteers later). The King’s wanted to make a positive impact on the animals waiting for their new forever homes. They succeeded.
In 2010 we received another grant that allowed us to construct an Education Center as well as a retail space. The William & Patricia Martendale Humane Education Center has given the SPCA a place to conduct volunteer meetings, trainings, fundraising events, and humane classes. The retail store carries pet supplies, food, frontline, and many more items and proceeds go directly into helping support the animals at the SPCA waiting to be adopted.