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Why Does a New Shelter Cost So Much?
Why does a new shelter cost so much? In our region, the average cost to build a shelter for homeless animals is $150 per square foot. In fact, it is more expensive to build an animal shelter than a comparable commercial or residential building, because most animals that come into shelters were never vaccinated or cared for properly. This means they can carry communicable dis-eases or are more susceptible to catching them.
If a shelter is not built to resist these diseases, they can infect the shelter’s entire animal population and sometimes humans. To pre-vent this, the shelter must be built with high-ly specialized features. These include the fol-lowing: · Separate HVAC systems to prevent the spread of airborne diseases; · Plumbing that can handle the waste of 200+ animals; · Seamless, disease resistant flooring and walls that will not harbor deadly disease; · Individual, sanitary kennels & cages; · Properly equipped facilities for shelter animals;
To achieve these results, benefiting both the animal & human populations of the Chequamegon Bay area, the Chequamegon Humane Association is launching its Capital Campaign. Construction of the entire facility will cost approximately $800,000.