We have submitted plans to the county to increase our shelter’s footprint from 22,970 square feet to 149,900 within the next three or four years.
The first phase of our expansion will be a new landscaped entrance accessible to both northbound and southbound traffic on 59th Street West, featuring a 22-foot landmark sign with the shelter logo of dog and cat profiles and an electronic message board. Future phases include a new intake building, an education center, and renovations to our existing adoption building.
Our animals will have more room and we'll be able to take in even more strays and surrenders. Our dogs will have 104 runs, double the number we currently have, along with exercise yards of artificial turf. The cat “condos” which now accommodate about 70 felines will house double that number. We will also have more space dedicated to our small animals and birds.
The SPCA's Board of Directors determined in 2018 that the infrastructure of the shelter required updating. Also, it became apparent to the Board that anticipated growth at the West Bradenton location would require enlarging the facilities to accommodate the growth of the West Bradenton animal population. The new facilities envisioned by the Board will include several naming opportunities for potential donors.
In the event you would care to participate in these efforts in a naming opportunity or otherwise, please contact Mr. Keith Pratt, Executive Director of Bishop Animal Shelter, at Keith@BishopSPCA.org.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and, most importantly, on behalf of the animals, we invite you to join us in this exciting and important lifesaving process.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes §469.411,F.S., A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF BISHOP ANIMAL SHELTER MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. For more information, please call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or go onto the following website: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.