MEDIA ALERT REMINDER: City of Cleveland Hosts Grand Opening Ceremony for New $7.3 million City Kennel March 7

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

State-of-the-art facility is a result of Mayor Jackson’s enhanced budget and commitment to creating healthier neighborhoods

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson, members of Cleveland City Council, supporters from Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, residents and local dog lovers celebrate the highly anticipated opening of the new City of Cleveland Kennel. 

WHO:  Mayor Frank G. Jackson; City Council President Kevin J. Kelley; Councilman Matt Zone, Public Safety Director Michael McGrath, Cleveland Kennel Manager Colleen Siedlecki, supporters from Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, community members and local dog lovers 
WHAT:  The City of Cleveland celebrates the new state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot City Kennel with a grand opening ceremony for the community, media open house and public tours. Members of the public are also invited to visit the kennel throughout opening weekend as building tours are available March 7- March 10. Event attendees can enjoy discounted adoptions, City Dogs merchandise, raffles, multiple opportunities to interact with the dogs and more. View and download renderings of the new kennel. 
WHEN: Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. 
WHERE:   City of Cleveland Kennel, 9203 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
WHY:   As part of Mayor Jackson’s enhanced budget, he set aside funds to support a new home for the “City Dogs.” Flexibility, efficiency, use of natural light, fresh air, and indoor/outdoor connections in the new facility promote staff and volunteer convenience and animal health and wellness. The kennel, located in the Detroit neighborhood, will serve the needs of residents citywide. 

Media Note:  Public and media tours are available beginning March 7 to provide dogs adequate time to acclimate to the new facility.

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