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The Right Stuff: Eight Essential Elements of a Healthy Facility

  • Nan Kené Arthur/San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Whether you’re stumped by flooring, puzzled by plumbing, or mystified by ventilation, designing or renovating a shelter can present plenty of architectural adventures. But with the right research, planning, and leadership, you can achieve the goal of a facility that’s safe and healthy for both the humans who use it and the animals who pass through it.

The following eight essential elements of shelter design can provide you with a starting point for your project or serve as a planning guide for future goals. But before you jump into the world of air exchanges and epoxy floors, you need a solid plan.

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