The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has
withdrawn its special permit application to open an animal hospital on
Second Avenue, according to City Clerk Russ Malone.
However, the plans for the hospital are proceeding, according to MSPCA spokesman Rob Halpin.
The organization's attorney made the withdrawal request, which was approved without prejudice. That means the MSPCA can reapply for a permit in the future, Malone said. Halpin, however, said the organization does not intend to reapply for the permit.
City Councilor Ed Tarallo told Waltham Patch the MSPCA recently switched attorneys for its proposal and is reviewing whether the proposal will need to be submitted for City Council review and approval.
Halpin told Waltham Patch the city may require additional information for permitting.
The MSPCA has signed a lease to open a new facility at 283 Second Ave.