The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is excited to announce the initial site preparation for the new animal shelter! Bremmer Construction will begin excavation behind the current shelter on Monday, June 25th. “We’ve been talking about a new shelter building for a long time. Now it’s time to show the community we’re serious about it,” says Dawn Davies, Executive Director. “We hope people will come down to view the site and learn how the new animal shelter will benefit our community as a whole.”
Architectural drawings prepared by MJ Neal and Associates are on display in the shelter lobby. “We are at the half way mark of our Capital Campaign to raise the funds needed to build the new shelter. Every day, we are one step closer. Preparing the site reminds us this is no longer a dream. It’s a reality. It’s no longer a question of “if,” but “when.”
The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has provided compassionate shelter for lost, stray, abandoned, abused, injured and unwanted animals for more than 45 years, nearly 5,000 each year. The current animal shelter was built in 1976 and has had very few modifications since. Due to age and the heavy use required to keep a clean and healthy shelter, our kennels are in disrepair, hallways have no air conditioning, inadequate heat and poor ventilation. Water and drain systems are no longer serviceable.
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is the only animal shelter serving Chelan & Douglas Counties, providing care for displaced pets. Other services include rescuing injured & lost animals, spay/neuter services with each adoption, investigating cruelties & finding new homes for abandoned & stray animals. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is an independent non-profit shelter, relying on donations & support from the local community in order to provide these crucial services to our area.