The new facility has been planned with our mission as the top priority.
Our architects have worked hard to get excess costs out of the building while adhering to best practice animal welfare guidelines. In February of 2020 our plans were approved by the Chico Architectural Review Board.
Our contractors are very involved with the planning of the project and our building will be environmentally conscious and durable.
The first phase of our project pertains to our mission. This building includes an expansive veterinary clinic, rescue and adoption kennel space, administrative offices, and a humane education space. At the back of the building there will be “meet and greet” areas to support adoption and a yard that is designated to shelter dogs for exercise and socialization. Part o the property will be accessible to the general public for walking their dogs. The development of the land will occur later on.
Cost approximately $8 million.
The second phase of our project includes landscaping the back end of our property to create a community dog park for small and large dogs including walking paths; a dog pool which will be open to the public at reasonable cost and all proceeds will support general services; a pet celebration garden at the back of the property. If a donor wants to fund the development of these aspects of the project in a phase one, we can accommodate that. See our naming opportunities and contact our team to discuss options.
Cost approximately $ 1,000,000.
The third phase involves development at the back of our property. We will build a barn for potential housing of large animals. Since the property is 10 acres, we plan to serve as an emergency evacuation center in the case of disasters. This can occur even if we have not fully developed the back end of the property. In an ideal world, full funding will come through and we can accomplish all three phases once we start construction.
Cost approximately $250,000.
Butte Humane Society’s long term goal is to reduce the need for rescue and adoption services and emphasize prevention, education, and affordable veterinary care. We are a non-profit but plan for income generators so as to help sustain operating costs. This includes the clinic, retail shop, and dog pool. Our development program and annual fundraising events will continue as well.