NORMAN — Within the next few days, Cooley Construction will begin removal and replacement of the existing parking lot at the Norman Animal Welfare Center.
The parking lot entrance off Jenkins Avenue is currently closed in anticipation of the demolition, and an alternative entrance is just south of the facility. In an effort to remain open to the public, signage is posted identifying the entrance and directing traffic to the back (west side) of the shelter.
Additionally, a barricade is in place to keep vehicles from driving onto soft dirt and getting stuck if there is rain. Finally, a walking path has been installed to aid pedestrians in crossing to the shelter.
Management asks that visitors limit trips to the shelter during the parking lot construction, which is estimated to take about three weeks. Anyone looking to adopt a pet is encouraged to visitpetharbour.com.
By entering a resident’s zip code or 73069, a resident can select Norman Animal Welfare and view all of the animals at the shelter. Plus, the Petharbour listings are updated every 20 minutes and relayed to 23 adoption sites.
If you are searching for a lost pet, shelter personnel recommend residents come to the facility to view the animals but call or use the Petharbour website before coming during the parking lot construction project.
The Animal Welfare Center can be reached between 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at 292-9736.
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