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Maryland SPCA celebrates 150 years with groundbreaking ceremony

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 10:44:46-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland SCPA is celebrating 150 years of community, compassion and care with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The independent, non-profit organization has been caring for all of Maryland's cats and dogs since 1869, all while offering programs in education, veterinary services and humane care.

The organization is making improvements to its campus on Falls Road as their main administrative building is being redeveloped.

On Wednesday, a ceremony took place to begin the repairs.

"It is basically crumbling, the foundation is going, we know that we don't meet codes, electrical, mechanical and all of those things, and, for the safety and the future of our organization, we need to have an administration building that our staff can work in safely," said Joanne Pollak, chairman of the Board, Maryland SPCA.

Pollack says the organization has a multi-phase plan to redevelop the building and that their next step will be to address their lack of space.