HOMELESS NO MORE…The Need is Now
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Our new Pet Adoption & Humane Education Center has been designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects of Houston, Texas, specialists in the field of state-of-the-art animal shelter design. KAST Construction is the largest general contractor in Palm Beach County and one of the largest privately held construction companies in the Southeast. With offices in West Palm Beach, Miami and Tampa, KAST Construction’s core markets include condominium, multifamily, senior living, hospitality, private clubs, commercial offices, healthcare, municipal, educational and corporate. They were named by Florida Trend as one of the “Best Places to Work”.
The new Center includes the latest advances in showcasing our animals, allowing prospective families to see the dogs and cats at their best. It offers the kind of housing, training, and interactive spaces that will allow for increased animal enrichment and decreased noise levels, thus reducing the stress of being in a shelter. The Center features weather wise play areas for exercise and behavioral training as well as efficient, dynamic adoption counseling areas immediately accessible to families wishing to offer a dog or cat a forever home.
Classroom facilities in the new Center for Canine and Feline programs will provide quality humane education programs that are sorely lacking in our community. Educating more people – youth in particular – about the humane treatment of animals, is critical to the prevention of cruelty, abuse and the abandonment of animals.
The Center also will allow for the expansion of our current life-saving programs in our Grace Pavilion, including our neonatal Kitten Nursery, our Foster Care Program and our Wellness Clinic, serving our community by improving the health of thousands of dogs and cats in Palm Beach County.
Our domes will remain active too, housing Animal Intake, Stray Holding, Lost and Found, the Behavioral Program and Peggy’s Pantry Pet Food Bank.
The expanded campus will continue to feature the Berman Memorial Gardens and the Pet Columbarium adjacent to a new dog-bone themed pond with a ¼ mile walking trail and nature preserve.