The new building will be located on the same site. The old building will house the animals until the new one is finished. Then, it will be torn down.
SPCA President Kevin Leigh says the current building has problems meeting new standards imposed by the state and national organizations.
"Changing laws have made us deficient in how we should be able to operate," said Leigh. "This will keep us more in compliance with ADA, OSHA laws and state veterinary standards and will make our place much better to visit."
Leigh says he hopes to finalize the plans soon. The group hopes to start construction spring of next year.