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 196 dogs and 195 cats.
CSHQA, with shelter and engineering design specialists Jackson & Ryan and Architects+Design, designed a comprehensive community animal resource center. Key components of the campus are a shelter and adoption center; veterinary medical center and teaching hospital; and humane education center for children. The areas where the animals will be housed are larger than the IHS previously had available. This allows for a more natural environment where the animals can socialize in compatible groups or seek seclusion and security all with access to outdoor space. When completed in summer 2019 there will be fewer housing units per room allowing for segregation based on illness, size, age, and activity level. State-of-the-art engineering and design ensures vastly improved control over temperature, humidity, airflow rates, air treatment, acoustics, and sanitation.
Other expansion amenities will include a public dog park with water features, shelter dog play yards, trails for walking dogs, covered training pavilion and convenient parking.
Additionally, IHS’s current facility will be renovated in certain areas to reduce housing density. Intakes will happen at the existing facility and adoptions will occur at the new facility.