Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend.
I'm getting really excited about our new humane society set to open for business on June 22 next month! Our current facility has been in sad shape for a long time but thanks to many generous, caring people in our community we have a brand new building! It is said to be a "state-of-the-art facility soon to be a model for animal organizations across the nation." It will have a medical clinic with 2 full-time veterinarians & their teams, a behavior assessment area, natural settings for adoptable animals including canine apartments, kitty condos & cat community rooms. No rows of cages! (except for maybe ill or special purrsonality cats). It will also have a retail store & a learning center where you will learn proper & responsible care for your new pet before you bring it home.
I'm so happy for our homeless Wichita animals! I wish every city could have one of these facilities! I plan to volunteer as soon as I can. The first volunteer orientation class is actually FULL (isn't that great!) so I'll have to get on the next one. The picture above was taken in February so it's much farther along now & there are actually lots of trees around that you can't see. Check out the Kansas Humane Society's website here!
Among the many goals on the list for this facility, my favorite is this: "We will END THE EUTHANASIA of all adoptable animals in our community within 5 years of opening our new campus! Current animal population estimates indicate we will be able to save 10,000 animal lives a year once this goal is met." That is AWESOME!!!