COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. --It was two years in the making, but finally on Saturday the Susquehanna SPCA broke ground on their brand new state of the art care facility in Cooperstown.
They held a special breaking ground brunch and ceremony on the lot of where the facility will be placed.
The staff also set up a variety of booths where people could interact with various animals.
Staff with the SPCA said they are looking for around 3 million dollars in donations to help cover the costs of the facility. So far they said that they have received around 2 million dollars in donations.
Executive director Stacie Haynes said that the new facility will be crucial in its efforts to help the area's pets.
"We need to move, we need to build a facility that's state of the art. That is going to serve our animals and increase their health and safety. And by doing so, we are going to be able to serve more animals over a length of time," said Haynes.
Construction on the project is set to begin within the next couple of months. Staff expects to move into the new building by next summer.