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Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson
BJ Nelson and the Albion 4-H Club
The Pullman Moose Lodge (#943)
Qingwen "Lulu" Shi
Spencer Stumpf and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
Pullman Police Chief Ted Weatherly
Members of the the WCHS Dog Park Committee
Members of the WCHS AnimalHaven Grand Opening Committee
September 2009 Update: Interim Feline Care Center Construction
Summer 09 Update: Canine Village #1 is nearly finished - Next stop, Cat Bus!
04.16.09 Update: Installation of Canine Village #1 Roof
The roof was installed on Canine Village #1 in early April! We invite you to stop by and take a look at the progress! The location is 1350 Old Moscow Road (at the corner of Johnson Road) in Pullman.
03.19.09 Update: Walls for Canine Village #1 are up
The foundation work for Canine Village #1 began on February 2, 2009.
The precast walls were delayed due to the weather in Spokane; they should be on-site later this month.
12.08 - AnimalHaven Building Committee Update!
Good news: The AnimalHaven project is underway! On October 4 we celebrated the ground breaking for the new Whitman County Humane Society pet shelter and surgery and office facility. Launching the construction of AnimalHaven at this time is necessary, but very much a "leap of faith." We need your help now more than ever to help us in completing the project. We recognize that we have many devoted members who make donations to WCHS each year that provide the funds for the day-to-day operation of the shelter. However, the operating budget cannot help with the construction needs.
The decision to proceed with phase one construction was driven by our need to move from the current facility no later than June 30, 2009.
Phase one consists of one canine building and one feline building. We will be working through the winter to complete the foundation and utilities, and construct the walls and roof for the first building, Canine Village Number One.
We have made significant progress already. The site is graded, roads and parking lots have been prepared, foundation preparation is complete for all four buildings, and the hydroseeding is in place to avoid erosion.
The foundation of the Canine Village Number One will be poured soon. The City of Pullman has partnered with WCHS to extend the water main to the edge of our property, allowing us to connect to city water instead of incurring the greater expense of an on-site storage tank system. We have signed a contract for the construction of the precast walls of Canine Village Number One, which will be raised around late January 2009.
The estimated cost to complete this first building totals just over $1,000,000, and an additional $300,000 for the feline building. At this time, we have raised $800,000.
Soon, we will be kicking off the Campaign for AnimalHaven. The short-term goal is to raise an additional $500,000 to allow us to complete phase one. The administration office will be moved to AnimalHaven as well, but will take up temporary quarters in one of the buildings.
The longer-term goal is to raise another $1,000,000 to allow us to proceed with phase two, which will provide a second canine building, as well as an administration building that will include public areas for meeting the animals, educational classrooms, and permanent office space. With the additional space, the surgical suite will be completed, allowing us to partner with WSU for on-site veterinary services.
With the help of our community supporters, Whitman County Humane Society is confident it will soon have a new, top-quality pet shelter for the humane care of homeless pets.
Thank you and happy holidays,
Chair of the AnimalHaven Building Committee
The City of Pullman has announced its partnership with WCHS to provide water to the AnimalHaven site. Read the article.