It's long overdue according to the manager of the current occupied Pasco Animal Shelter and now it's becoming a reality.

The City Of Pasco is planning on the building of the new animal shelter on the grounds of the old animal shelter along "A" street. It will be part of a city-wide capital improvement plan from 2020 - 2025.

The current building is decades old and the new facility will better serve the animals and the staff. A big improvement will be a spay and neuter clinic that is hoped to be added to the project.

There is no set date for the start of construction but approval is one huge step forward.

You can check out more details on the new shelter here.