The City of Mexicali plans to build a brand new pet shelter after the City Council approved funds for the project.

The 68,060 square feet property is located in the Granjas El Encanto 2 area.

The shelter will be named Mili for a dog that was assaulted by several individuals.

State Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development Monica Vega said the shelter shows the city’s commitment with animal wellbeing and responds to the demands made by activists.

The project seeks to prevent, address and stop violence against animals, the authorities said. Sec. Vega thanked Mayor Norma Bustamante and city council members for the approval.

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