Idaho Humane Society (IHS) Animal Welfare Campus
The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) broke ground on their new Animal Welfare Campus in July 2017. At approximately 42,000 SF, this new facility will be able to house about 200 dogs and cats.
CSHQA, with shelter design specialists Jackson & Ryan Architects and engineering design specialists Design Learned, Inc., designed a comprehensive community animal resource center. Key components of the campus include a shelter and adoption center; veterinary medical center and teaching hospital; and humane education center. The areas where the animals will be housed are larger than the IHS previously had available. This allows for a more stimulating environment where the animals can socialize in compatible groups or seek seclusion and security all with access to outdoor space. When completed in fall 2019 there will be fewer housing units per room, allowing for segregation based on size, age, and activity level. State-of-the-art engineering and design ensure vastly improved control over temperature, humidity, airflow rates, air treatment, acoustics, and sanitation.
Future expansion will include trails for walking dogs, an expanded hospital, and animal control. The new facility will provide a fun, interactive environment for adoptions, as well as state-of-the-art animal hospital.