New Truckee Animal Shelter to become a reality

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Updated: 4/04/2012 7:36 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - After years of preparing, planning, designing and fundraising, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, in partnership with the Town of Truckee, has announced a projected groundbreaking date of June 4. And, if all goes as planned, the shelter is expected to open in late 2013. 

HSTT has partnered with the Town of Truckee to share the cost of construction and operation of a new shelter. Approximately 1.5 acres of the town’s new corporation yard have been secured at no cost to HSTT. The project has gone out to bid through the Town of Truckee, and all proposals are due by April 26 at 2 p.m.

The new shelter was designed by Kappe+Du architects – the lead architect for the new corporation yard – and Animal Arts of Boulder, Colo. – an architectural firm that specializes in veterinary clinics and animal shelters. The facility will include real-life rooms for dogs and large, colony-style cat rooms with perches, windows to the outside and natural sunlight.

The building will include an education and training center, allowing HSTT to expand its humane education, dog training and pet assisted therapy programs. Open daily to the public, the new shelter will provide a convenient location for people to meet and adopt future pets.

To honor the 1,000 donors, a recognition piece will be installed in the main lobby of the new shelter, and donors will be invited to a private VIP facility tour and party prior to the grand opening. 

Anyone interested in joining the Heroes campaign is encouraged to contact Jensen at (530) 587-5948 or visit the HSTT website at
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