Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Capital Campaign

The need is clear. The current 9,000 square foot facility was built in 1976. Surgery and clinic operations are currently conducted in a retrofitted box truck parked behind the building. Staff desks are in closets, a garage and every available space. The HVAC system needs total replacement. Kennel rooms are poorly designed with no direct outside access. Space is generally inefficient and cramped. The facility is inconveniently located to serve the entire Rock County area. 

Each year we become more efficient in what we do, but this can only go so far in the current facility. It is now time to go to the next level with a new facility that will support our mission's success; not hold it back.

We have developed a healthy and highly functional design for an expanded humane adoption center that will incorporate a number of critical design considerations that will allow us to be even more successful, more efficient and more cost-effective. 

The design is one story, 23,500 square feet and highly energy efficient using LEED benchmark concepts.

Our building project, including land, pre-construction and construction, as well as equipment for veterinary and animal care and housing, is estimated to cost under $195 per square foot. Other animal shelters being built in the country right now are being built for numbers more in the range of $275 - $350 per square foot.

Would you like to be a part of this vital project? 

For information on our Naming & Recognition Opportunities, click HERE

To view and download a Capital Campaign Pledge Card, click HERE

Contact Kaitie Swedlund (kswedlund@petsgohome.org) to find out how you can get involved!

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