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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City partners with All Kind Animal Initiative to build state-of-the-art animal adoption center

City partners with All Kind Animal Initiative to build new animal adoption center

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with All Kind Animal Initiative to manage the completion of the design work for the building of a new state-of-the-art animal adoption center to replace the existing Abilene Animal Shelter. 

All Kind Animal Initiative is working with architect Tim Rice McClarty to rework the animal adoption center design originally presented before Abilene City Council in early 2020. Updated design drawings and site location are to be announced soon.

“Abilene has had a long-time need for a modernized animal adoption center, and we are excited to see our community stepping up to help provide compassionate care and services to our animal friends in a facility that makes that fully possible. We invite everyone to join us in seeing this vision come to life, and creating a space that reflects the true heart and values of our city,” said Tim Yandell, chair of the All Kind Animal Initiative development committee.

All Kind Animal Initiative is a local non-profit organization that seeks to improve animal welfare in the City of Abilene by building a new animal shelter facility, decreasing homeless pet overpopulation through accessible spay and neuter programs, increasing pet retention through expanded foster programming and adoption events, and offering greater education and resources through community outreach.

More information about All Kind Animal Initiative can be found on its website at The original February 27, 2020 presentation of plans to Abilene City Council for a new animal shelter can be seen anytime through the Abilene Television Network archives at, or by clicking here.

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