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Animal Shelter Relocates Some Adoptable Dogs During Renovation

Jan 30, 2018

The Cumberland County Animal Control Shelter, located at 4704 Corporation Dr., will resurface shelter floors starting Feb. 5. While the work is being done, adoptable dogs will be housed in other areas of the Animal Control facility. Once all those areas are full, up to 20 overflow dogs will be housed at Fayetteville Pet Resort, 2102 Strickland Bridge Rd. Dogs at both locations will be available for adoption.

Animal Control will have a designated building with a separate entrance and parking lot at Fayetteville Pet Resort. This will allow for public access to the adoptable dogs outside of the pet resort’s normal operating hours.

Adoption hours at Animal Control are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Adoption hours for pets housed at Fayetteville Pet Resort will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The floors in the shelter area must be sealed with epoxy to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to maintain their integrity as water-resistance floors, said Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracy, Shelter Manager. Cracks in the flooring can harbor diseases, which can put the health of the animals and shelter staff at risk.

This is the first time since the shelter opened 12 years ago that the floors have had to be resurfaced. The work is expected to take at least two weeks to complete.

Cats at the facility will not be affected by the work.

Animal Control will continue their operations as normal while the floors are being resurfaced, Hutchinson-Tracy said. She encourages people to adopt from the shelter and to limit owner-surrenders to ensure there is enough space available for as many dogs as possible during this time.

The Cumberland County Animal Control foster care program is also a great way to help animals at any time.

Foster parents must be at least 18 years old and attend foster orientation the third Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Animal Control. Go to for more information about the foster care program.