Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the new building going to be located?

The new building will be exactly where the old shelter was located. There will be two entrances – a main entrance for adopters off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and a separate, quieter entrance for animal intakes off Featherstone Street.

Will the mailing address or phone numbers change?

MARL’s mailing address and phone numbers will not change at any point during this process. During construction, all mail will be forwarded to the temporary location and the front office will retain the original phone numbers.

Will this new facility allow MARL to care for more animals?

MARL will be able to provide life-saving care to twice the amount of animals in the new building. However, the main priority will be to provide a better quality of life to all of MARL’s dogs and cats during their stay at the shelter.

How big will the new building be?

MARL’s new home will be about 15,000 square feet. This is three times the size of our original shelter building!

What makes MARL’s new building unique?

Every decision made in the design of this new facility was made with the animals’ quality of life as the top priority. Click here to view the highlights of the new shelter.

When will the new location be ready?

The projected completion date is late summer, 2020. Keep an eye out for updates under “Progress Report!” at the bottom of the HOME. HEART. FUREVER. web page.

How can I help with MARL’s new home?!

There are many ways you can be a part of this next step in MARL’s journey! Right now you can support the campaign by selecting a naming opportunity or donating to the campaign.



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