An Inviting, Loving Place for Animals and People
With over 10,000 square feet of animal space and plenty of wide-open community spaces, our new shelter will be an amazing place to adopt, volunteer and learn.
For the Animals:
The goal of our new safe haven will be happy, healthy outcomes for animals in the North State. With 50% more capacity and an inviting adoption facility, many thousands more animals in Butte County and beyond will be helped.
- Shelter designed with present and future needs in mind
- A state-of-the-art veterinary clinic for BHS’s low-cost spay/ neuter, vaccination and preventative medical clinic. The clinic will offer more lifesaving services and spay/neuter surgeries, provide treatment for shelter animals and euthanasia and end-of-life services at a reasonable cost.
- Habitats for smaller animals (rabbits, Guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) will accommodate a current unmet demand.
- Separate isolation rooms for dogs and cats
- Dogs will have double-sided habitats with access to indoor/outdoor exercise areas.
- Separate housing for feral cats as part of BHS’s ongoing effort will support lifesaving and ongoing successful “trap, neuter, and release” programs in the community.
- Separate, cageless cat colonies for adoptable cats
- A welcoming reception area to greet visitors and provide space to efficiently manage incoming animals
- State-of-the-art HVAC system to promote animal health
- A visitor and pet-friendly dog and cat adoption center featuring “get acquainted” rooms
- Industry-standard water, drainage, floor finishes, sanitation, acoustics, ventilation and holding areas will promote wellness, reduce animal stress and prevent the spread of disease.
For our Community
With the tremendous amount of over- breeding, abuse, neglect and abandonment, humane education is the answer to reduce these problems. With our new education facility, we will reach more people to help them understand how to choose the right pet and how to properly care for and ensure their pet’s wellbeing.
One person who has this knowledge will spread it to many, so imagine how impactful educating many people will be.
By offering lower-cost medical care, a stand-alone facility for education—including children’s camps and animal seminars—and three expansive dog parks tailored specifically to animal size and energy level, we will set
the tone for humane and responsible pet ownership.
BHS has earmarked funds for ongoing Camp Fire victim support. We are committed to long-term assistance for the human/animal families that were displaced. This will help significantly improve the overall health and wellbeing of companion animals in our community.
This shelter will be a place for both healing and for FUN!
- Separate entrances with regular hours will accommodate adoption, clinic patients and all visitors to ensure a safe, peaceful setting
- Inviting facility design will encourage visitors to come to BHS for a range of experiences, including education classes, pet care, behavior training, spay/neuter and other medical services
- A humane education center and conference room will enable staff to offer much-needed youth and adult education
- Energy and water conservation will be a significant feature in all aspects of the new center
- Retail space will garner revenue for unrestricted income
- Separate entrance for admission of animals to the shelter
- “Get acquainted” private rooms for adopters and pets
- Larger lobby/reception area, with a separate service desk to welcome and service visitors
- Community center for meetings, training, education, and community events
- Designed to accommodate a wide variety of storage needs, including animal supplies, food, equipment, staff supplies, etc.
For our Staff and Community Volunteers:
- Administrative staff will have adequate office space to improve efficiencies and productivity
- Administrative and staffing capacity to serve as an information and resource headquarters for animal welfare services and partners in the region.
- In the case of a disaster, our campus will have space to provide immediate support and ongoing care for animal evacuation.
- Volunteer rooms to encourage community participation for all ages