We can create a brighter future
for homeless pets.
Our goal is to upgrade our facilities and campus using a Master Plan developed by one of the country's leading animal shelter architecture firms, Animal Arts. The plan calls for a combination of humanely designed new construction and renovation of existing buildings. Construction will be phased to address the most pressing issues first while causing minimal disruption to our resident pets. Our phased renovation plan will allow us to maintain our current operation levels so we may continue serving the pets and pet owners who rely on us every day.
Project Humane is divided into discrete phases and the execution of each step will be completed according to the timing of monies raised through our capital campaign.
This phase will include the construction of a new Adoption and Administration building and renovation of the current marketing offices to accommodate quarantine and treatment facilities for our Clinic. To make way for this construction, our Thrift operation has been relocated offsite to 4646 Menual Blvd NE. The new adoption building will house the adoptions lobby; 25 new real life rooms to showcase large and small dogs; bonding rooms; Adoption Team offices; Animal Outfitters retail shop; a large multi-use meeting space for education and training; and additional administration offices. This construction is expected to take four months.
With 25 new kennels available to house dogs, we will be poised to begin Phases B and C.
This phase will be new construction to provide an Admissions lobby, separate waiting and processing areas for dog and cat intakes, and create work space for our Animal Care and Transport Teams. The Admission facility will be a metal building that attaches to the front end of our existing kennels.
This phase will involve renovating our existing kennels by replacing the old style long, narrow runs with comfortable real life rooms. Real life rooms are square and self-contained with their own ventilation and drainage systems. By enclosing each area, we will achieve a healthier and less stressful environment. By providing better housing, fewer dogs' health will decline in our care.
Once Adoptions and Admissions are in their new quarters, Animal Humane's Facilities Team will renovate our current adoptions building turning it into our new Cattery. This will replace the single cat housing and kitten room in our circa 1980s kennel processing building. This renovation will include larger, state-of-the-art single cat condos, kitten rooms and bonding rooms, as well as cat treatment, cat behavior modification and feline ringworm treatment areas. A passageway will be constructed to connect our Robbie Jones Memorial Cat House to our new cattery. Thus, all things "cat" will be in this one location on our campus. This will minimize stress on our feline residents by greatly reducing cross-campus journeys during their stay. At this point, all cats will be removed from our Learning Center, making room for an employee break area as well as increased behavior training and rehabilitation space for dogs.
Finally, in Phase E we will demolish our 30-year old kennel processing building to make room for a central park that will provide shaded, landscaped meet-and-greet areas, as well as seating for visitors and staff. The park will be connected to our walking path system and will serve as the nexus of our campus.