Animal Shelter Design – Creating Welcoming Environments for Animals and the Community in Saratoga County
What comes to mind when you think of an animal shelter? Most likely you think of unwelcoming, confining, low-lit spaces where many unwanted animals are housed. The effect is usually devastating on the animal and the visitor alike. It does not need to be that way – C.T. Male Associates can help design an affordable, healthy and innovative shelter facility!
Animal shelter design has changed. Instead of focusing on institutional convenience, facilities are requesting designs that meet the physical and mental needs of their animal residents. Facilities can be designed to enhance the quality of life for the animals while providing a welcoming environment for staff, volunteers and the public.
The Saratoga County Animal Shelter is a great example of how the design and health of your shelter go hand-in-hand. The facility accommodates complete separation of feline and canine areas for adoption, viewing, isolation, quarantine, and bathing areas. In addition, it also features rooms for exam and surgery capabilities, warewash and laundry services, administration and meeting spaces, as well as employee and volunteer amenities.
C.T. Male Associates can help you design a facility that focuses on the environment to ensure the animals in your organization’s care are prime adoption candidates. Whether you are looking for an innovative, brand new design, or you plan on retrofitting your existing facility, our environmentally friendly designs offer healthier, more natural, and more cost-effective means of operation, and help you avoid potential hurdles down the road.
For more information design standards for shelters please see The Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.
C.T. Male Associates can offer real change in your design, for the animals and for the community. If you are interested in learning more about our facility design services, or have questions about how we can help at your shelter, please contact Rich Campagnola, RA, by phone at 518-786-7412 or by email at [email protected].