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USDA RD Participates in Groundbreaking with Lenoir County SPCA

Robert Kerns
Release Date

KINSTON, N.C., August 25, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight along with congressional and local government officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with the Lenoir County SPCA today. 

Rural Development is investing $1.7 million to construct a new facility to serve as the Lenoir County animal shelter.

The building will contain:

•           Administration offices

•           Animal drop off area

•           Adoption area

•           Receiving area 

•           Grooming and laundry room

•           Outdoor play area

“It is amazing the unconditional love we receive from our pets,” said Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight. “This facility will provide a place where people from all over our state can come and find companions that will make their homes happier. Many of the investments made through Rural Development work to make rural communities safer, it is a great day when our investments work to make homes happier. This is a wonderful day!”


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.




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