Update on Dig Deep Capital Campaign

 “DIG DEEP” CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

 

The total project consists of the following:

  • Construction of our new dog kennel building
  • Interior modifications to the existing 3 buildings and pole barn to meet our needs
  • Modifications to all buildings to bring them up to commercial-building and ADA codes
  • Installation of a large commercial septic system
  • Site work includes new driveway and parking areas
  • Landscaping to satisfy the Conditional Use Permit requirements per Clallam County and to allow us to be “good neighbors” from sight and sound standpoints
  • Possible additional site work consists of stalls for large animals, dog playground, walking trails through woods, memorial garden

Details of the project:

  • Estimated total project cost is $1.4M.  As of early December $1.033M has been donated with fundraising to continue throughout 2015.  An additional $400,000 needs to be raised to complete the project.
  • Hoch Construction of Port Angeles has been chosen as the general contractor.  Construction should start in mid-December.  A 9-month construction period is anticipated.
  • Building permits from Clallam County have been issued.
  • Green Crow donated all of the preliminary site work which greatly reduced the total cost of the project.

The new shelter complex will include:

Dog kennel building – 5500sf

Cattery – 1152sf

Veterinary/surgery – 816sf

Administration and cat intake – 1428sf

Pole barn – 3000sf to be used for storage, indoor dog play area, public training and education classes

Dog Kennel Building Specifics

  • 5500 square feet with 40 indoor/outdoor kennels and nine group runs. Each kennel is large enough to accommodate more than one dog at a time. This compares to 28 kennels at the existing shelter.
  • Building will have rooms for evaluation, office, adoption, grooming, kitchen, laundry and storage
  • Heated floors in the kennel areas for comfort, especially for the older dogs
  • State-of-the-art air exchange and ventilation systems to reduce spread of respiratory disease and odors
  • Drains in each kennel for more thorough cleaning
  • Heat exchange system to reduce utility operating costs
  • Baffling throughout to reduce noise
  • Interior hall skylights to naturally brighten areas and reduce electricity costs

Future Construction:

  • Phase II will be construction of a permanent cattery and possibly a new veterinary/surgery structure.  Phase III will be a new administration building.  These additional phases will require separate capital campaigns and are part of our multi-year plan.

The current shelter west of PA was built in 1958 and has approximately 2500sf. When we move to the new shelter, the property will be sold. Proceeds will be used for additional phases of construction on the new property. Our new complex will handle the needs of our homeless animals of Clallam County for that many years or more.  It is a good investment for the future.