Safe Harbor Humane Society is excited to announce that we will be breaking ground on our dog room expansion at the end of March, weather permitting. A project that’s been in the planning phase for the better part of the last year and a half, this long overdue renovation will allow us to expand our dog room to double its current size, providing greater space and comfort to our canine residents. In addition to building much larger kennels, the expansion will also include an indoor play area which would allow our pooches to get proper exercise and enrichment 365 days a year, regardless of what the Wisconsin weather decides to dictate on any given day. Finally, this very ambitious project will also be adding a small animal bungalow, separate public clinic spaces, bathing areas for volunteers to groom dogs, and foster care facilities that will allow us to better care for our youngest and most vulnerable animals.
The importance of this renovation cannot be understated. Our original building was constructed in 1983 and since then almost every part of our facility has seen an update in one way or another - except the dog kennels. While our current setup was deemed appropriate and acceptable back then, today we have much greater aspirations for the care of our animals. Increasing the size of our kennels and dog room space would significantly decrease the stress placed upon our canine population, allowing them to be at their best mentally and emotionally while under our roof. Additionally, the inclusion of separated intake and isolation areas allows Safe Harbor to keep dogs physically, as well as mentally, healthy during their stay with us.
“We’ve made so much progress as an organization,” says Chandra Riberich, Executive Director, “I’m excited that our building will finally reflect the atmosphere our staff and volunteers have worked so hard to achieve.”
In order to fully finance this formidable, but highly necessary endeavor, Safe Harbor will be undertaking a comprehensive capital campaign. This campaign has the goal of 1.5 million dollars. We would like to invite you to do something truly wonderful for the animals of Kenosha County by donating to help the homeless animals in our care, and improve their lives by improving our facility.
We will be releasing more details on capital campaign events and fundraisers, and how members of the community can become involved in realizing this life saving project, in the very near future.