Naperville Area Humane Society celebrates grand reopening

The Naperville Area Humane Society will hold two grand reopening events later this month:

The Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) invites the community to participate in its renovation celebrations.  Two grand opening events are scheduled at the NAHS shelter.  The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to hold an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m.  A public Open House is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, from noon to 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome to stop in and tour the newly renovated shelter.  A retro 80’s themed party is planned to honor the era of the original building.  Refreshments and a raffle will be part of the festivities.   Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the new improvements, upcoming events or pet related queries.  Pet adoptions will also be held. 

Thanks to the generous support of donors and local sponsors, NAHS has updated its aging facility to create a more secure haven for animals in need.  Design improvements focused not only on the pets’ needs but were also developed to create a more energy efficient building.  Being energy efficient will help reduce costs which in turn will help save more homeless animals.

Originally built in 1988, many of the buildings features started to show wear.  Chipped paint, outdated chain link fencing and crumbling cinderblock created potential hazards.  New state-of-the-art dog kennels were installed to create a safer environment and improve the viewing and interaction with potential adopters.  Epoxy flooring laid throughout the shelter is easier to clean and helps aid in disease control.  Insulated windows replaced old glass block providing for enhanced lighting, improved circulation and ability to allow fresh air into the shelter.  New eco-friendly lighting, fresh paint, and a new counter top give the reception area a cheerful fresh look, one that reflects the joyful happenings that occur within the walls.  A flat screen monitor not only keeps visitors up-to-date on shelter news, events and adoptions but will be utilized as an interactive element with the many educational programs held with school age children.  An updated fire and security system was also installed.

To learn more about the Open House, or ways to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals, please contact Executive Director Anna Payton at apayton@NapervilleAreaHumaneSociety.org.

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