Between boulevard Tanguy-Prigent and the equestrian center. It is there, in the district of Saint-Pierre, that the City of Brest plans to build its next animal pound. Equipment envisaged over a maximum area of ​​4,000 m² and intended to replace the current site of Le Minou, in Plouzané, occupied on a temporary and exceptional basis (the current pound is on a right of way of the Conservatoire du littoral).

This structure, as the municipality specifies, “will accommodate a maximum of thirty individual boxes for dogs (on average, ten dogs on guard in the current pound) and a cattery of 25 places”. A limited size “but adapted to the needs of the territory”, judges the City.

Residents and equestrian center warned on Wednesday

“Information was given yesterday to the representatives of the association running the Equestrian Center during a meeting at the Saint Pierre district town hall, in the presence of Robert Jestin, deputy in charge of the district town hall, Yohann Nédélec, deputy in charge of the animal in the city and Charles Kermarrec, delegated adviser to sports associations, details the town hall in a press release. The same information was sent, at the end of the meeting, to the local residents, specifying that the district town hall will be at their disposal to distribute the information throughout the construction of the project and then the construction site”, continues the Brest community.

Opening in the 1st half of 2026

According to article L. 211-24 of the Rural and Maritime Fishing Code, which lays down regulatory requirements in terms of animal straying and wandering, “municipalities are required to have an animal pound”.

This pound is intended to replace the current one, located in Plouzané, “on land owned by the Conservatoire du littoral which will be renaturalized when the spaces are freed up. The site is occupied by agreement, the expiry of which is set for October 31, 2025”.

The project for a new pound “aims to open in the first half of 2026, informs the town hall. The planned land, currently owned by Brest Métropole Aménagement, will be acquired by the City of Brest as part of this project”.

100 m from the houses

The City specifies that “the right-of-way considered meets the regulatory constraints of location and, in particular, the distance from dwellings (100 m). In addition, the community will pay particular attention in the design of the equipment to its integration in both landscape and sound”.