Cool stone columns
My daughter Kayla reading the quotes on the plaques
A multi-cat Kitty City. Note the privacy wall for the litter box!
Individual Kitty Condo
Taz, a 23 pound tubby tabby. I WANTED HIM!
Another Kitty Condo
Part of 1 of our multi-cat Kitty Cities
Cute dog in his bandana
I LOVE LOVE LOVE our new Kansas Humane Society facility!!! (it's official name is the Murfin Animal Care Campus) Omigosh my daughter & I went to the grand opening this morning & it is so unbelievably AMAZING! I can't even describe how impressed I was with every aspect of it! It's so bright & cheery, colorful, welcoming, filled with daylight windows, clean, comfortable, relaxing ~ I could just go on & on! I was so happy I actually got teary-eyed!
The accomodations for the cats & dogs are just wonderful & even better than I'd imagined. No more cages!!! We now have "Kitty Cities" (2 of them) ~ large living room type areas that can hold up to 15 cats. They have all kinds of climbing structures, window beds, & even colorful built-in privacy screens for their litter boxes - ha! We also have several Kitty Condos ~ smaller rooms for 1 or 2 cats which also have their own climbing structures, beds, etc. The kitties all seemed so happy & playful in their new "temporary" homes! I love how they made all the rooms with high ceilings so they could climb as we all know they love to do! No more dark, small cages with only 1 open side. This place is the Ritz Carlton for cats! Our doggies have awesome quarters too. They have large rooms & each has a Kuranda bed. They had all the dogs wearing colorful bandanas & they looked so cute!
We spent close to an hour just looking around & I swear it didn't even feel like we were in an animal shelter at all. It was almost like touring a museum & looking at exhibits. We only heard 1 dog bark (just once) the entire time! They have classical music piped in through the whole building to relax the animals. I don't think there's anything they didn't think of!
I am SO happy for our Wichita animals!!! And I'm so proud of our community because this multi-million dollar facility was completely funded by donations & all the construction was done by local companies! The guys at our Wichita Big Dog Motorcycles built all the climbing structures! And it's not just 1 building but 2 ~ 1 is our City Shelter buildling where lost or stray animals go first & stay for 3 days & the other is our Adoption Center/Learning Facility/Store, etc. There is a beautiful plaza connecting the 2 buildings with quote plaques, mosaics, pictures, flowers. I took tons of pictures so you can see this magnificent place for yourself! I can't wait to start volunteering but darn it, the next orientation session is full so I have to wait another month! That's a good sign though.
I just had to share all this with you. My hope is that cities all over the world will follow our lead & we'll see more of these amazing buildings popping up everywhere! Come & visit our website to see pictures, videos, etc. right here!
This is our dream come true!!! Hurray for Wichita!