Here are some commonly asked questions about our new shelter.
Why are you building a New Shelter?
- The current shelter is antiquated and small. It is difficult to keep the animals from getting sick.
- Combined with cramped quarters and poor ventilation, the prevention of transmission of illnesses such as kennel cough and upper respiratory infection is a constant concern.There is no area to isolate a contagious sick dog or cat.
- Cats must bear the sounds of barking dogs through the day and dogs must walk through the cat room for intake or when adopted.
- Potential adopters do not have a place to sit quietly and meet the animals they want to adopt.
- Our current facility is inadequate to house all the animals we care for.
- Cats, now housed in small cages, will have opportunities to climb, exercise & associate with other cats.
- Dogs will have larger kennels that will be more comfortable even after long stays in the shelter.
- The new shelter will have an appropriate air exchange system, natural light and all areas will have improved lighting and windows.
- No quiet place for pregnant dogs and cats to have their pups and kittens.
What will the New Shelter allow you to do?
The new shelter will allow us to provide the environment that promotes and protects the health and happiness of the animals. It will allow us to save more animals.
The new shelter will include:
- Adoption rooms to allow adopter to get to know their potential pet.
- Areas for medical care, quarantine, isolation, maternity wards
- Areas for training and behavior
- Outdoor exercise areas for cats and dogs
- Education areas
Why should I care?
Animal problems affect everyone. From the stray and abandoned to the neglected and abused. The greater majority of people, whether they own an animal or not, do care and do not like to see animals suffer.
How will you fund this larger facility?
With new programs such as training classes, a pet store, as well as money from the County to care for the animals brought in the by the Animal Wardens and our fundraisers. The new building will be more economically efficient and easier to maintain than our old shelter.