Our new facility, which is currently under construction, is a 9,250 square feet concrete masonry and metal panel building. The space is divided into a 4,000 square foot adoption wing, and a 5,000 square foot intake wing, separated by an administrative space. The adoption wing includes 20 indoor/outdoor kennels as well as separate indoor spaces for kittens, cats, puppies, and small dogs. The intake wing has 16 indoor/outdoor kennels and separate indoor spaces for sick, and intake puppies/small dogs, cats, and kittens, as well as a separate space for nursing moms. This arrangements improves the overall health of the animals in the shelter by minimizing the contact between intake/sick animals and adoption-ready animals.
Careful consideration was given to minimizing the stress of the animals by providing soundproofing and natural light in each of the kennels. All of the animals are housed in an air conditioned, heated and ventilated space with access to outside runs as well as concrete play yards. The outdoor runs are convered to provide shelter from the elements while giving the animals access to the outdoors. The doors between the indoor kennels and the outdoor runs were offset to provide an area free from drafts while the animals are resting/sleeping.
Construction should take approximately 6 months to complete. We hope to open our new building in the Fall of 2019.
Thanks to the generousity of our donors, and fundraisers like the "Paws Ball", we will soon have our dream of a new Leflore County Humane Society building made into a reality.