Wayne county humane society CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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Why a new shelter?

Better Functionality

The current shelter, located at 1475 County House Road, was retro-fitted from an existing residential ranch type dwelling in 1990. While much effort has been put forth into to making the shelter as functional as possible, the structure was not originally designed for sheltering animals. For this reason, operating out of the current facility poses an array of challenges, which can negatively impact animal care and health, efficiency, safety, service delivery to the public and overall public image. This does not mean animals are not being adequately cared for, but rather the facility is being outpaced in terms of modern animal sheltering standards, increasing demands of our Wayne County residents and evolving regulatory requirements, including the new NYS Shelter Standards Law of which we will have to comply with but will not be able to in the current facility. The design does not allow for adequate noise abatement or sufficient containment of airborne illnesses. An undersized and outdated surgery area limits the types and number of procedures that can be performed. The lack of separation between intake and adoption services, inadequate visiting rooms and a non-existent training room also negatively impacts service delivery to citizens.

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Will there be new programs?

Expanded Services

The expanded surgery clinic will greatly improve our ability to assist low income households in Wayne County. The ability to provide education to the citizens of Wayne County is non-existent right now, having an area that can be utilized for providing education as well as in house classes, meetings, events, volunteer and foster trainings is imperative. Improved noise abatement, and disease containment features will significantly decrease stress and illness for shelter animals and make for a better visitor experience. Additional public parking, private adoption rooms, and a separate admission and adoption  lobby will help streamline the adoption and intake process.

will the current shelter be larger?

The current shelter is 1,840 square feet and the new shelter will be approximately 9,800 square feet.

will it house more pets?

We can currently house 80 cats comfortably at the shelter right now. Our incoming area has room for 20 cats, isolation = 16 cages, lobby =9 cages and the open cat room has 24 cages and room for approximately 11 cats that can be loose in that room. The proposed new facility would provide 6-adoptable cat rooms each room with a capacity of 12 cats per room = 72 cats, a community cat room with a capacity of 25 cats, an isolation/incoming room with the capacity of 36 cats. This would increase our cat capacity from 80 to 133 cats.

At this time the shelter can house 23 dogs, there is no separation between holding and adoptable dogs. This situation lends itself to the spread of disease. The new shelter is designed to hold 16 adoptable dogs and 12 incoming/isolation dogs for a total of 28 dogs in the new facility. The current dog barn would continue to be utilized with the capacity of 23 dogs thereby increasing our dog housing to a total of 51 dogs.

Better for the environment?

Smaller Carbon Footprint

In keeping with the new NYS Shelter Standards requirements, the new shelter will have to comply with the following, among many other requirements: ambient temperatures in all indoor animal housing areas shall be routinely maintained between sixty and eighty degrees fahrenheit. Ammonia levels shall be kept at less than two parts per million. Each animal shelter shall provide separate housing areas, segregated by species and from uninfected, unexposed animals, for the housing of any animal with an infectious disease that may be transmitted within the shelter environment and requiring isolation as determined by a licensed veterinarian. Each animal shelter shall minimize continuous exposure of personnel and animals to sound levels exceeding eighty-five decibels.  Active measures shall be taken and documented to minimize sound levels in housing areas. Such measures may include modified kennel design, relocation of particularly loud animals, or use of visual barriers, sound baffling, and behavioral enrichment protocols. Each animal shelter shall use a decibel-meter at a minimum of once weekly to measure the level of sound in their kennels during cleaning and resting times. Each animal shelter shall provide animal housing areas that provide adequate lighting and a means to maintain diurnal light cycles pursuant to an established schedule. There are many more regulations that are required, this is just a sample.

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Donate at these LNB locations:

Clyde Office
4 Williams Street
Clyde, NY 14433
(315) 923-2100

Lyons Branch Office
2 Forgham Street
Lyons, NY 14489
(315) 946-4505

Lyons Main Office
35 William Street
Lyons, NY 14489
(315) 946-4871

Macedon Office
359 NYS Route 31
Macedon, NY 14502
(315) 986-9681

Newark Office
750 West Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 331-0296

Ontario Office
6280 Furnace Road, Suite 200
Ontario, NY 14519
(315) 524-9661

Wolcott Office
5996 New Hartford Street
Wolcott, NY 14590
(315) 594-6002