Ark-Valley Humane Society will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new addition at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 13. Open House for the public will be between 1 and 5 p.m. the same day and we invite everyone to come out and tour the new addition. Snacks and sodas will be provided.
The 1,200-square-foot addition to the front of our main shelter building at 701 Gregg Drive provides a new reception area, new adoptable cat room, an outdoor cattery, outdoor dog meet and greet yard and three private meet and greet rooms.
Reorganization within the existing building provides better flow and space for the new surgery suite. Additionally, the project included a new roof and stucco exterior to the existing building, new windows, solatubes for natural lighting, new LED lighting, centralized air conditioning, and a public ADA restroom.
The new addition offers a quieter room with open space and fresh air for cats, provides a more professional and welcoming presentation to the public, and increases Ark-Valley Humane Society’s capacity to address surgical needs in-house. With the sale of Sunshine Shelter in 2018 and over $100,000 donated for the project in 2018 and 2019, the cost of the $500,000 project including the new addition, new surgery and improvements to the existing building has been fully funded.
About Ark-Valley Humane Society
Founded in 1996, Ark-Valley Humane Society ensures the welfare of companion animals through compassion and care. With a Live Release Rate of 99%, Ark-Valley Humane Society is dedicated to providing each animal with the care they deserve and the hope for a second chance. Over 244 companion animals were spayed or neutered in 2018 through our Chaffee County Community Assistance Spay and Neuter programs. Our vision for the future is to enhance the lives of all companion animals through humane education and partnerships, to create a safer and happier world for all companion animals and to enhance the human-animal bond through education and responsible pet ownership.