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City of Tartu to begin renovation of the Tartu Shelter for Homeless Animals

Tartu City Government Press Release

koer Photo: Lilian Lukka

20 July / The City of Tartu is planning to renovate its shelter for homeless animals at a cost of nearly EUR 1.6 million. Work will begin in August.

At the animal shelter located on Roosi Street, the old entrance building will be demolished and a new building – housing a classroom for training and events, a vet block, and office space – will be built in its place. All of the technical systems and enclosed walking areas will also be upgraded, and outdoor paths and lighting will be installed, while the existing perimeter fence will be partially reconstructed. The building will receive new furniture and fittings.

According to Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu, the Tartu Shelter for Homeless Animals is an important service provider for many local governments in South-Estonia, and therefore the day-to-day operation of the shelter and the improvement of the animal housing and treatment facilities is absolutely essential. ‘In addition to the welfare of the animals, the working conditions of the shelter’s staff and volunteers will also improve,’ added Tamm.

The tender submitted by Klemmer OÜ for the construction of the Tartu Shelter for Homeless Animals, with a total value of EUR 1,627,945, was declared to be successful. The works will be financed to the tune of EUR 997,945 from the budget of the City of Tartu and EUR 630,000 from the support measure for the implementation of county development strategies.

The renovations will be completed in July of next year.

Last changed 20.07.2022