Erie County SPCA unveils design of new facility

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The SPCA Serving Erie County is unveiling the design of its new facility in West Seneca that leaders say they hope will improve operations.

Officials say the original shelter on Ensminger Road in Tonawanda was built in 1962 as a means to accommodate some animals that did not have homes. But now the needs of the community have changed and the SPCA provides extensive services to thousands of animals though an infirmary, behavior modification treatment and adoptions.

The SPCA says the bigger space in West Seneca that will have kennels built to present-day standards, internal departments that will allow for an increase in animal treatment, a larger medical area and private consultation rooms.

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The SPCA has already collected around $6 million, but needs $8 million to construct their new facility. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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