Norman's animal shelter makes adjustments for parking lot work

A parking lot at the Norman Animal Welfare Center will be demolished to make way for a new one in conjunction with the construction of a new animal welfare center.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 31, 2014
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The Norman Animal Welfare Center’s parking lot will be under construction for the next few weeks. The center at 3428 Jenkins Ave. will remain open, but visitors will have to use an alternate entrance and parking area.

Crews with Cooley Construction are expected to begin demolition work on the parking lot in the next few days. The parking lot will be reconfigured and repaved in conjunction with the ongoing construction of a new animal welfare center.

The parking lot entrance just off Jenkins has been closed in anticipation of the demolition, police Capt. Tom Easley said. An alternate entrance has been opened just south of the center. Signs are posted to direct traffic to the new entrance and parking area.

The alternate entrance and parking area may become muddy or inaccessible if it rains. Barricades will be used to keep vehicles from driving onto soft dirt during periods of rain, Easley said. A temporary walking path has been installed to aid pedestrians in getting to the center’s west entrance.

The center’s management is asking that visitors limit trips to the center during the parking lot construction period, which should be about three weeks.

Adoption access

Anyone interested in adopting a pet is urged to go online to www.petharbour.com. By entering zip code 73069, you can select Norman Animal Welfare and view photos of the animals available for adoption.

Visitors to the center are asked to call first during the parking lot construction phase. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 292-9736.