What We Plan To Do
On May 21, 2020, South Suburban Humane Society was awarded a $6,000,000 grant to cover 80% of the costs associated with building a new animal shelter campus.
The southern part of Cook County suffers from a severe lack of homeless animal holding space relative to the need. In order to expand our stray hold services to municipalities that need our support, we must have more shelter space. The plan we have developed with the Linden Group and RWE Design Build incorporates our need for more and better designed holding space more adoption space, and true medical isolation for animals with contagious medical conditions. It will allow for realization of our vision to become a comprehensive animal resource campus for south suburban communities.
Animal shelters have evolved dramatically over the past twenty-five years and the progressive animal shelter evolution continues to this day. Our capital plan is focused upon three tenets:
1) Reduce shelter stress, provide enrichment during animal stays, and move pets through the shelter system as quickly as possible.
2) Focus on the needs of the entire community and supporting people who love pets.
3) Create a warm and welcoming space that promotes volunteerism, adoption, fostering, humane education, and community financial support.