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An animal shelter is the physical nucleus of a community animal care and control program. The resources provided here will help you begin planning for your shelter facility.

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  • The Build-Out

    The Capital Humane Society’s new Pieloch Pet Adoption Center in Lincoln, Nebraska and the major shelter renovation of the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Location, Location, Location

    Find out how, after years of facing the challenges that come with being situated in an undesirable or remote location, some shelters are pulling up stakes, heading downtown, and finding a place in the spotlight.

  • The Build-Out

    A nifty new shelter in California replaces an antiquated one known as “Alcatraz for animals.”

  • The Fine Line Between 'Pets' and 'Pests'

    Rats and mice can make great pets, but the wild ones can cause trouble in your facility. The best way to deal with them humanely is to make sure they have no way to get into your building in the first place.

  • The Build-Out

    Check out recent shelter renovation and construction projects from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter in North Carolina and Great Plains SPCA in Kansas.

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  • The HSUS's Shelter Design Packet

    Our special design packet just for shelters includes information on how to figure what size shelter you'll need, how to choose an architect, materials, and much more!

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