Published: May 14, 2014
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The Animal Welfare League has begun their capital campaign to raise funds for a new and remodeled structure. At least six architectural firms are working on preliminary plans and designs that will allow for more space and more comfortable arrangements for the adoption process. More cuddle rooms where customers can interact with the pets will be included, more efficient office space to support those adoptions and public restrooms along with new storage spaces to provide easier access to needed supplies are all in the works.
Improved areas for isolation and the prevention of disease is also part of the process along with flushing sewer systems for the animal areas and more areas where animals can be more efficiently maintained to the highest health and cleanliness standards is extremely important and is included in the design criteria. Better cage placement and design is part of the overall requested improvement.
The addition of a room designated for employee breaks and plenty of locker storage is in the plans along with adding several more offices that currently spill over and crowd the existing small break room. A larger multi purpose room will also be included for special activities such as summer camps that are held for various youth groups such as scouts, ymca kids, school groups, even children's birthday parties where they can have fun and learn about pets at the same time. This room will also be utilized for volunteer orientation and training, employee training and meetings, board meetings and rented for public use when not occupied with shelter functions.
Plans to improve the lab, one of the most important areas in the health and well-being of shelter animals, are also included, with larger areas for all functions, including an area for local vets to use during spay/neuter clinic offerings, updated equipment and more efficient storage, better communication capabilities with other departments within in the shelter, and streamlined methods of coordinating intake as well as animals ready to be moved into adoption.
Donations are in great need to accomplish this goal that will benefit our entire community. You can donate right on this web site, or by phone at the following number, or by mail to PO Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581 Suggestions are always welcome for other improvements and questions are also welcome from the public. Contact us through this web site or by calling 574-267-3008.
A wooded and beautiful new "waggin' trail" doggy walk is already approved and work is in process to allow safer and more enjoyable walking of shelter pets for customers wanting exercise or for potential adopters to negotiate with their potential family pet.