The City of Pocatello’s existing animal shelter facility is deteriorating, undersized, and unable to meet Pocatello’s needs in a healthy and effective manner. In response to this problem, Myers Anderson Architects designed a new 16,000 sq. ft. facility that will meet local needs in a beautiful, comfortable environment for the next 20-30 years.
The design includes administrative space, animal holding areas, exercise yards, a community education center, numerous support functions, and an attractive, centrally located adoption center. The facility is designed to increase animal health and adoptions and decrease disease, stress, and euthanasia rates.
Animal holding areas use many techniques to ensure a healthy, sanitary environment, including individual kennel drains, quarantine and isolation areas, and individual ventilation of cat cages, and indoor/outdoor dog kennels for easy cleaning.
The adoption center is placed front and center and provides a pleasant, inviting environment where the public can view and interact with animals ready for adoption. It includes glass-front adoption kennels and cages, bonding rooms, creative play areas, retail space, and reception & adoption services.
The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2014 with a projected cost of $3,300,000.