Updated: Jul 17, 2020
If you have ever been to an animal shelter facility, remembrances may come to mind. For myself, it is the noise and odors. But experts on animal housing (and veterinarians) will confirm that the #1 health threat to animals living in close quarters is a virus or bacteria.
Currently, we are in conversations with architectural and civil engineering firms to articulate critical facets of building a safe and healthy interior environment (air quality, noise reduction, sanitation, etc.) based on the recommendations of the Humane Society of the United States.
Now, let’s take a peek at the external- we are thankful for John Hill's renderings**, a friend to LGCR’s mission of offering a permanent loving home to all adoptive-disadvantaged senior canines of Texas. (** The building images are for illustrative purposes only.)
Our ultimate goal is to have three ‘bunkhouses’ with up to 30 senior residents residing in individual suites and an in-suite apartment for a human pack leader. Beyond the living quarters, envision nearly 5-acres of foraging trails and an aquatic park for splashing or rehab-therapy.
Our budget forecast for bunkhouse #1 is $130,000. The budget includes utility hookup, septic, drilling a water well, construction, and all necessary integrated structural systems in preparation for canine residency this December.
My closing comment is 'Home Sweet Home' is only sweet if you have one. Far too many 'non-adoptable' Texan senior canines, especially in rural community animal control facilities, will never come home.
Together, we can change that. Please give generously.