Google Earth image of the new Mohave County Animal Shelter location on Burbank St. (Photo: Google Earth)
KINGMAN – A roll-call vote on Agenda item 51 was taken Monday morning to determine the location of the new Mohave County Animal Shelters. Shelter animals will find their new home near the Kingman library on Burbank Street.
While several possible locations throughout the county had been chosen as possibilities. The Mohave County Armory and the Mohave County Library Kingman sites were determined the most feasible for supervisors to consider.
District 1 Supervisor Gary Watson made a motion to pick the Burbank site located north of the Kingman library. It was seconded by District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop.
“If we were to build the animal control facility at the Burbank location, there would be more exposure for people to come and adopt the animals.”, said Watson
According to County Manager Mike Hendrix, remodeling of the current facility was removed for several reasons, following recommendations of a study by key staff and animal advocates.
The current shelter that sits on 1.3 acres at 950 Buchannan St. has been in operation since 1987. There was an estimate of more than 1.5 million dollars to remodel the current location.
Supervisors Watson, Bishop and Angius voted in favor of the Burbank location.
Locations that were considered by the county included:
- Mohave County Neil Butler Community Park (Bank St. and Jagerson Ave.)
- Mohave County Warehouse/Armory (770 W. Beale St.)
- Mohave County Kingman Library (3269 N. Burbank St.)
- Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.)
- Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Substation (Mohave Valley)
Mohave County took control of the animal shelter July 1, 2019 after no bids were received to continue operations of the shelter.