(BLOOMINGTON) – Local nonprofit and animal care agency, the Monroe County Humane Association is beginning construction of Phase One and Phase Two of it’s new Animal Care Campus. The first phase of construction is slated to be completed by January 2020, finishing phase two by April of 2020.
The building complex will house a 4,000 square foot Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic and Outreach Center offering accessible full-service veterinary care, grooming, and a food pantry and an additional 2,000 square foot emergency housing center.
“MCHA has been working to meet the overwhelming need for additional resources to support pet owners in our community. Reflected in the growing number of patients we see and the demand for additional resources, a larger, focused space on our services has been an initiative for the last three years. We’re creating a campus that can meet the demand for services and resources.“ Rebecca Warren, Executive Director, Monroe County Humane Association.
Through the support of a private endowment, donors, friends and growing our internal revenue sources, MCHA has purchased 6.48 acres on the west side of Bloomington to build what will be an Animal Care Campus. The campus will become home to a full-service Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, Food Pantry, Grooming, Emergency Housing Center, Education Center, public dog walking trails, a Pet Memorial Garden, and on-site administration and storage.
Phase One: January 2020
- A full-service Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic provides both surgery services and wellness care, dedicated to providing accessible veterinary care, but is open to the public for all services, with tiered pricing.
- An Outreach Center that houses full service grooming, pet memorial garden and a food pantry.
- Pet Trails
Phase Two: March 2020
- Emergency Pet Boarding to house dogs and cats for clients that find themselves in need of emergency housing due to domestic violence, relocation, homelessness, inclement weather, emergencies, or health-related stays.
Phase Three: (No Construction Date Pending)
- An Education Center offering a program room for meetings or large programming and a classroom for hands-on learning including microscopes, models, demonstrations, and professional veterinary workshops.
- Housing for the Animal Ambassadors program to extend to additional species, including reptiles and small/large mammals.
- On-site administrative and storage space to house and support all of the MCHA team.
“MCHA has long been dedicated to our community and the animals that we share it with. I’m excited that these much-needed opportunities are being brought to reality, and that it’s been so well received by our community, and
with such enthusiasm.” (Kimberly Goy, former board member and current
Development Director, Monroe County Humane Association) MCHA, implemented in 1956 in Bloomington, Indiana has long been focused on creating a healthier, safer community for animals.
An Animal Care Campus is a new foundation that will forever support the lifetime of the organization,and working towards a better community for animals.