By Ryan Lothspeich
HNN Fall Intern
HONOLULU - Cats and dogs at the Humane Society have a new home -- sort of.
Saturday the Hawaiian Humane Society opened its expansion to their building with a blessing of its new Admission & Veterinary Center and its Cat and Dog houses.
"Originally built in 1942, our campus has served as a community resource providing programs and services focused on strengthening the human-animal bond and caring for more than 25,000 animals a year," said Pamela Burns, President and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society. "This project represents the latest innovation in shelter design that lends itself to optimal compassionate care for animals and maximum efficiency for staff."
The expansion allows for more dogs and cats to be housed and makes the animals easier to care for. Cats will have more room in their spaces and the dog area will have more room in an indoor-outdoor designed space.
Pacific Asia Design Group was the primary architect and consulting by Animal Arts Design and University of California at Davis. Construction began in September 2015 by Kiewit Building. Group.