ADDRESS: 3650 Wisconsin Highway 60, Slinger
SIZE: 34,435 square feet
COST: $7 million
START OF WORK: February
CONTRACTOR: Altius Building Co., Brookfield
ARCHITECT: Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg
SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT: This project is having two-thirds of the humane society’s existing building demolished and rebuilt and the remaining third renovated. One goal is to provide a low-stress setting that will help keep animals healthy, particularly cats. The humane society has been able to cut its average length of stay for cats in half and has its average stay for dogs down to a week.
Much of the money for the project is coming from gifts from private donors, foundations and estates. About $6 million has been raised so far. Barb and Jim Heiligenstein of West Bend have agreed to match any donations or pledges totaling up to $60,000 until May 1. To learn more about the project, go to wchspets.org.