THE NEED FOR A NEW SHELTER IS CRITICAL
Terre Haute and Vigo County have a problem with its animal shelter that is too severe to ignore. It is very clear that the current facility was never designed to serve as a permanent animal shelter. Providing even the most basic services for the animals in the aging facility is extraordinarily challenging.
THANK YOU!! WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE FOR ALL THE SUPPORT RECEIVED TO DATE!
Infrastructure issues that plague the facility include:
- ceilings that sag;
- ventilation systems that require constant maintenance;
- old building materials and methods that do not restrict the spread of airborne contaminants and odors;
- drain pipes that frequently break and clog;
- and an overall structure that is cracking and crumbling.
- Terre Haute Humane Society's (THHS) capacity to house the animals is limited and its facility is cramped and crowded. There is no question that the new facility will exponentially improve their ability to care for the abandoned animals of our community.
- The new facility will provide a less stressful environment with improved sanitation and air quality to dramatically limit the spread of illnesses through the shelter. New medical treatment areas and isolation spaces will allow for better care of the sick and injured that arrive on their doorstep.
- Donors have always played a valuable role in supporting THHS' work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehabilitate and re-home animals in need. We wouldn't be so close to reaching our goal without the support of so many of our friends in the community.
- The public's financial support has never been more critical for the future health and safety of the homeless and abandoned animals of Vigo County.
- We appreciate the ongoing leadership provided by Ivy Tech Community College. Without their guidance and support, we wouldn't be so close to reaching our goal.