Building a Better Future




WE ARE BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ANIMALS IN OUR CARE!

A 1200 square foot addition to the front of our building will provide a new reception area, new adoptable cat room, an outdoor cattery, and two private meet n’ greet rooms. Reorganization within the existing building will provide better flow and space for a surgery suite. Additionally the project will include a new roof and exterior to the existing building, centralized air conditioning, and a public ADA restroom.

How You Can Help

The Problem

❌ Current building layout is cramped and no longer meeting operational needs.
❌ Surgical area is cramped and currently located within disease isolation areas, putting healthy animals at risk.
❌ Diseased animals are not currently confined to one area of the building.
❌ Adoptable cats are currently located in a room that is noisy and has high foot traffic which is stressful for cats.
❌ Administrative offices are currently located in rooms and hallways that are cramped and noisy.
❌ Overall the building lacks storage space and as a result is cluttered.
❌ Our building is outdated and utilitarian in appearance.
❌ Currently our main office serving the public is cramped, noisy and lacks natural light
❌ There is nowhere private to facilitate an animal surrender, cremation intake or adoptions.
❌ Currently AVHS lacks the space and equipment to perform all surgeries. Only feline neuters can be performed in-house and other surgeries are costly and require transport.


How We’re Addressing These Issues

 Create more space and improve the overall flow for shelter operations
 Offer a quieter room with open space and fresh air for cats
Provide a more professional and welcoming presentation to the public
Increase Ark-Valley’s capacity to address surgical needs in-house

With the sale of Sunshine Shelter and several major donations, the majority of funding for the project has been secured. The building project will cost an estimated $500,000 and naming opportunities will be available. We are aiming to complete the project in the coming year!




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  • BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Cause
    10 hours ago BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Cause for the Paws last night to support Ark-Valley Humane Society!! With over 170 guests, it was our biggest Cause for the Paws yet! Thank you to our sponsors & the  #salidasteamplant  for hosting! Thanks to Kalamatapit for the delicious food and Two Weeks in Fiji for the great music! Stay tuned for our announcement on the open house for our new addition
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    2 days ago Will we see you at  #causeforthepaws  tomorrow at the  #salidasteamplant  ?! Come out and enjoy live music by Two weeks in Fiji, delicious food by Kalamatapit, drinks, dancing, games and more all while supporting the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society! Pick up your tickets today at the reduced price of $15! (Stop by AVHS, Salida Steamplant, BV or Salida Chamber of Commerce, or Free the Monkey!) or get them at the door for $20! Hope to see you there!
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    3 days ago Bubba is ready for Halloween! He’s got his costume & beautiful smile, now all that’s missing is the perfect family to spend it with!  #adoptdontshop   #adoptme   #shelterdog   #shelterdogsofinstagram   #avhs   #adoptionsaveslives 
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