The Center’s Overall Plan
In the fall of 2016, The Center at Animal Humane opened two agility fields for group & private classes. Our Head Agility Trainer, nationally renowned, Albuquerque native Kim Terrill, leads our offerings and is joined by other skilled instructors. Phase 1 will also include the renovation of our first of three buildings, which will be designed to host a rich curriculum of behavior classes for dogs and their owners. This additional training venue will open in the spring of 2017.
This phase includes the complete renovation of the largest building on our property and the addition of doggie daycare & boarding. Soon, your dogs may spend the day (or ½ day) under the supervision of expert trainers who may be meeting your pets for the first time, or continuing their training, if your dog was adopted from our shelter. This new revenue source for our shelter will come on line in late 2017.
Our final phase involves the renovation of a building facing Wyoming Blvd. Here we will offer puppy pre-school classes to start young pups off on the right paw and human-only instruction for pet owners — two valuable steps to work toward keeping pets in loving homes. This additional resource for our community will open in the summer of 2018.
We are excited to share details of our $2M capital campaign to build The Center at Animal Humane. This important project has been undertaken with two goals in mind: to offer creative outlets for people to strengthen their owner + dog bond so they stay together, and to generate valuable revenue to sustain our daily shelter operations.
With our Board of Directors committing $800,000 toward project costs and private individuals contributing an additional $451,200, we have secured 63% of our fundraising goal to date. We invite you to help us raise the additional monies and are offering the following naming opportunities to proudly acknowledge your generous giving.
By investing in The Center at Animal Humane you will sustain our life-saving work today and for decades to come.