On Thursday, the SPCA moved into its new facility. The new facility is located along 21st Street in Clearfield.
SPCA Director Pamela Smith told WJAC-TV News that it was a much needed move.
“I have to keep pinching myself. I can’t believe that it’s real. It’s so absolutely beautiful, and it’s so nice for the animals,” Smith said.
Crews began constructing the new SPCA facility over the summer. The Lanager family jump-started the project by providing $1 million to complete the worksite.
The Lanager family underwrote the project in memory of their daughter, Jamie, who died in 2009.
Smith said she is grateful they were able to move into a bigger facility.
“We just hold them in such a better way now. They have heated floors so they’re warm and cozy and the kennels are safe. There aren’t any broken wires,” Smith said.
Even though the building is completed, Smith said the SPCA is still trying to fundraise an additional $300,000. Smith said it will be used to finish purchasing items for inside the building. It will also help pay for bills and payroll.
“We depend on the public to help support us, or we just can’t be here,” she said.
For more information on the Clearfield County SPCA, visit their Facebook.