A Better Place
Our new facility is an extraordinary example of the best practices in housing animals and providing spaces to meet community needs.
Our commitment is to eliminate euthanasia for healthy, adoptable animals who require longer stays and extensive medical and/or behavioral rehabilitation.The segregated intake areas, medical isolation units, and home-like adoption housing in our new facility are all essential parts of the process.
Pictured here is a cat adoption room.
The Potter League knows that to help animals, we must also engage and work with people. Our new education center provides space for the human side of our endeavors such as training new volunteers, presenting humane education classes to children, providing workshop on animal topics to adults, and meeting space.
Pictured to the left is our new Behavior & Training Center where we offer dozens of dog training classes at all levels as well as evaluate, train and exercise shelter dogs.
Together we can prevent future problems, not just react to them. Programs that prevent problems and keep pets and people together for life must be the foundation of our efforts. We are a proactive adoption center, an extended care center, and a resource for pet owners with animal behavioral concerns.
Pictured to the left is a dog adoption room
Because the Potter League believes in leading by example, ARQ Architects has designed a building to meet criteria set forth by the US Green Building Council. We are extremely proud that our new “green” facility is friendly to the environment and benefits animals, people, and the planet. We are registered as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project and hope to attain gold status. Our vegetated roof pictured at the left is one example of our green features
Benefits of Our New Facility
- Roomy animal housing to permit exercise, human interaction, and viewing of adoptable animals in homelike setting
- Advanced sanitation systems for maximum disease control
- Sound proofing to soothe frightened and agitated animals
- Highly efficient ventilation system to continually provide fresh air
- Use of natural light to preserve animal’s normal day/night cycle
- Climate control for the comfort of the animals, visitors, and staff
- Medical wing with isolation areas for sick animals to separate them from the healthy population
- Classroom and meeting space to expand humane education presentations
- Training room for evaluation and training of shelter animals and for a wide variety of classes for the general public
Photos on this page courtesy of Hennessy Productions © 2009