During a ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday evening, Heritage Humane Society staff celebrated the completion of a major renovation and expansion project that makes the shelter even better able to meet the community’s growing pet adoption needs. The project was designed by GuernseyTingle and includes 2,550 square feet of space that was added to the front of the facility.

GuernseyTingle has vast expertise in designing animal care facilities that are safe and comfortable for pets, staff and adopters alike.

At Heritage Humane Society, the shelter’s newly expanded front entrance features double doors, benches and two visible pet feature rooms. These glass-enclosed spaces are ideal for longer-term animal residents or those that have special needs, showcasing them for potential adopters.

The design also included an 820-square-foot, multipurpose room for pet training, humane education and other activities. A new break room was added, as well as four new offices that create workspaces for up to eight staff.

In the renovated lobby, an open design and movable wall allow for smoother traffic flow and extra space when needed. Other enhancements include additional seating for visitors, a retail store and a photo area to commemorate pets going home with their new owners. The shelter’s Kibble Kitchen community outreach program also benefits from the expansion, giving it more room to provide pet food and supplies to area families in need.

GuernseyTingle partnered with AES Consulting Engineers and Henderson, Inc. on the project which completed in time for Heritage Humane staff to celebrate their 1,000th pet adoption of 2021.

Visit the GuernseyTingle project page for more information on our animal care expertise.

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