We have announced plans to build a new one-level 2,500-square-foot shelter custom-designed to house and care for cats. The new shelter will feature a cageless, low-stress environment with four free-roam adult cat rooms, a free-roam kitten room, a bonding room, and suites dedicated to cats with special needs. Groundbreaking is slated for July 2019, and construction should be completed by early 2020.
The new structure will be situated behind our building at 553 Waterman Street and adjacent to our existing shelter at 148 Fairground Street SE, which will remain open to provide shelter for both dogs and cats. We’re also renovating the existing shelter to improve our Intake and Isolation areas and provide additional housing for dogs.
We have chosen Morton Construction, Inc., to serve as general contractor. Morton, which has extensive experience building animal-care facilities from the ground up, joins architectural firm Southeast Design and engineering firm Gaskins to round out a stellar team of professionals, all carefully chosen by the HSCC to help us bring this project to life.
Because this new shelter will have a significant positive impact upon the community, the Marietta Daily Journal published a front-page feature article about the project.
We are thrilled to be moving forward with this exciting project and are eager to start moving dirt!
To learn more about the project and our plans for the future, please see our detailed overview.