Seattle Humane Building in Bellevue Breaks Ground

Photo by Flickr user wabisabi2015

Photo by Flickr user wabisabi2015

After bulldozing Seattle Humane’s longtime administration building in late June, the construction for Bellevue’s new $30 million, 57,000-square-foot animal shelter and veterinary teaching hospital on Eastgate Way is now under construction.

 The construction of the Seattle Humane multipurpose complex will be a model for the rest of the nation to look to in terms of design, and the many amenities the building will have to offer the animals of King County. However, the old administration building will continue to run as usual despite the construction.

The Admissions office and the Adoptions/Veterinary Services is still open to the public at the Eastgate Way location in Bellevue as construction continues on the third building. Ferguson construction, the company responsible for the construction of the new facility, has partnered with the Humane Society in order to establish safe construction around the facilities to insure the safety of the people and pets.

With this new facility, Seattle Humane will be able to save and foster 10,000 pets as well as spay and neuter 8,000 pets per year and help reduce pet homelessness on the Eastside. The facility will include comfortable settings such as separate floors for cats and dogs and spacious cubbies for the pets to stay in during their time in the building.

To continue their emphasis on caring for the shelter animals, they have teamed up with Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and 75 students will be assisting with the care of the pets. Also, the program will be mandatory for all 130 graduating seniors of the veterinary school.

The building is set to be completed in 2017, but until then adoptions and admissions will continue at the Eastgate Way location in Bellevue.

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