Winter preparation continues so that the building will be “dried in” before bad weather arrives. As part of this, our windows arrived recently and crews wasted no time in getting them installed. By getting all outside work completed, our crew will be able to continue working inside without delay during the winter.
Our Humane Hero donors and staff recently had the opportunity to gain a sneak peek of the progress on the new shelter! It was very exciting to be able to finally set foot in what will be an amazing new facility for our organization.
All outside walls are up, the shingles are on the roof and crews are now working on installing all mechanical, plumbing and electrical inside the building.
The walls of the new shelter arrived just last week and already the building is taking shape! While onsite work has been happening, crews have been hard at work offsite prefabricating our walls so that, once delivered, they could just be attached to the foundation and be ready to go. It’s amazing to see the progress made in just the four short months since we broke ground.
Sue Ann Werling, Board President, and Jane Weatherford, Board Treasurer, conduct monthly meetings with Strauser Construction to review the building progress. During the most recent meeting they were invited to take the first steps on the foundation of our new animal shelter!
“Standing on the foundation of our new animal shelter and taking in the view the animals will have took my breath away,” said Sue Ann. “It was so calm and peaceful and seeing it just made this whole thing feel real. Knowing how this new facility will improve the care we can provide homeless pets makes me so excited for the finished product.”
In April we celebrated a historical milestone when we broke ground on a new animal shelter for our community. Today, we are kicking off a housewarming campaign to transform this new facility from a house to a home.
The goal is to move into the new building early next year, but before that can happen items are needed that will provide the comforts and care our animals deserve. Whether it is soft dog beds, furniture for meet and greet rooms or climbing shelves for active kitties, it is all needed. And, together we can make it happen.
When we started this journey to build a new shelter, we knew there would be community support behind this endeavor. What we didn’t know was how strong that support would be. Together we built the house and together we can make it a home!
This week construction crews are hard at work setting the first blocks of the foundation for the new shelter. The days are hot, but these guys don’t let that slow them down. We are so thankful for their hard work on creating a new home for our animals.
In honor of #NationalRescueDogDay, Jane is sharing what the new shelter will do to improve the lives of every dog waiting for its new home. The new shelter will be a better environment both physically and mentally for every dog we care for.