NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Humane Association is seeking a half-million-dollar loan from the state to build a new no-kill animal shelter and adoption center in Wilmington.
The association is asking for $500,000 participation loan from the State Small Business Credit Initiative Loan Program in conjunction with TD Bank. The state Council on Development Finance was scheduled to consider the request Monday.
The Humane Association set a fundraising goal of $3.1 million for the new 11,400-square-foot shelter, which will be built next to an existing 7,000-square-foot facility. Construction could begin in the fall and take up to a year to complete.
Officials say the current shelter has a capacity of about 90 cats and 40 dogs. The new shelter will be able to accommodate about 150 cats and 60 dogs.