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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Big changes are coming to the Cleveland Kennel.

“There have been so many discussions and planning sessions to get this thing up to the point, and we’re very excited about it,” said Chief Animal Control Officer Ed Jamison

He said they’re going to be moving to another site off Detroit Avenue near West 83rd next year.

The current building is extremely old and was never meant to house animals for long periods of time. The dogs are in one large room and their cages are stacked on top of each other.

The new kennel is going to be very different. The dogs will be placed into different sections, with only ten cages in one room. That should help reduce all of the barking.

Another big improvement will be made to the outdoor space.

“The outdoor space is just as important. People don’t realize that, that yeah what you can do in the building is huge, but lots of areas to get dogs outside, to get them fresh air and get them exercise and socialize,” explained Jamison.

Volunteers are also looking forward to the move. They think the upgrades are going to make a big difference.

“We have been doing a good job, but it’s going to be even better when we have the new facility. It’s going to be like day and night for us,” said Timy Sullivan.

In the meantime, the kennel still needs volunteers. If you’d like to lend a hand, CLICK HERE