***Hero Pet Animal Hospital Breaks Ground ***

Hero Pet Hospital, is the first in the Town of Westville to seek the Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) designation. This significant Redevelopment project broke ground Friday by a responsible, socially distanced and all wearing masked individuals celebrating this development for a new state of the art veterinary clinic.

“Today is an exciting day for our business. We have spent more than two years including COVID related delays working on the site selection, engineering, design of the building and working closely with the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development to secure the Town of Westville’s first ever Economic Revitalization Area Designation, all amidst the COVID -19 pandemic. Beginning construction on our new building is a great milestone for Hero Pet” stated Dr. Lisa Booth, Owner and Co-Founder of Hero Pet Animal Hospital.

On September 23rd 2020, the Westville Town Council approved the confirmatory resolution for the Hero Pet Animal Hospital Economic Revitalization Area, the first in the towns’ history.  Hero Pet Animal Hospital will initially create 10, full time jobs hiring from the Westville area.

“COVID has taken a lot from us this year for the town to be excited about. This year, the Westville Town Council was able to assist an exciting new business and create jobs for our citizens.” Stated Mike Albert, Westville Town Council President

“La Porte County is proud to be welcoming Hero Pet Animal Hospital. With their growth, we are able to get more citizens to work to be able to provide for their families.” Stated Sheila Matias, La Porte County Board of Commission President.

State Representative Pat Boy commented, Each and every entrepreneur that invests in our community is making a long-term commitment towards our future and for this they must be applauded.  The Booths happen to be one of those that will take care of our family’s furriest friends, and our pets have been very important during this recent pandemic helping us all cope with the increased stress, concluded, Representative Boy.

LaPorte County has worked aggressively on outreach with all of the towns and smaller communities throughout all of LaPorte County and we could not be more excited for Westville, the Booth Family and all of the families that will bring their individual family pets to Hero Pet in the coming decades.  The ERA designation that we assisted Westville in setting up is only the first step in what hope will be significant new investments for all of Westville and we’re committed to make that happen, Stated Tony Rodriguez, Director of LaPorte County Community and Economic Development.  

“Mother Nature has certainly shined down on all of us today to celebrate this very visible redevelopment of Westville’s most traveled intersection here at Hwy 2 and Hwy 421, LaPorte County is very proud of all the things that Westville has been working on to encourage investment, create jobs and promoting our area to all of the prospective investors. It shows that when we work together all things are possible”, Stated LaPorte County Council President, Randy Novak.

The new property will be open this coming spring for business at the intersection of Hwy 421 and St. Rd. 2.  The 5,400 sq ft facility will host 5 exam rooms and offer medical, surgical, dental, and wellness services for dogs and cats.