Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando chooses construction company to build new animal shelter, hospital

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has chosen a construction company to build its new dollar animal shelter and hospital.

The animal shelter chose H. J. High Construction to construct its $14 million building.

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The team is expected to complete the new facility in September 2023.

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando said it was already planning on building the new facility at 4311 and 4319 South John Young Parkway before to the fire that claimed the lives of 17 cats in September.

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“We are excited to be moving forward with the new facility and working with H. J. High and Borelli + Partners and the entire team,” Executive Director Steve Bardy said. “Our timeline has moved up a bit

due to the fire at the Orlando shelter in September, but we were fortunate to be so far along in the selection process. We are ready to rebuild.”

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A temporary facility is expected to open in downtown Orlando at 777 West Central Boulevard in early 2022. It will serve as a shelter, medical facility and office until the new facility is finished.

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“We feel a special connection with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando project because our company cultures are so well aligned,” said Robert High, president of H. J. High. “This project is for one of the most beloved organizations in the community and we are honored to be part of it.”

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.