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Animal Sanctuary Opens New Adoption Center

“Creating a completely different adoption experience”

The Happily Ever After (HEA) Animal Sanctuary new Adoption Center is nearly finished. Located in Ashwaubenon, WI, the completely renovated building is 3,000 square feet – triple the size of their previous center. The new building gives HEA significantly more operating space, creating a completely different adoption experience for the community.

While the original building had good bones, a complete transformation was needed to fully accommodate HEA operations. The building was torn down to the studs and rebuilt from the ground up, including a new roof, siding, and windows. Warm and inviting “barn features” connect the building’s interior to the architectural character of HEA’s animal sanctuary located in Marion, WI.

dog_spaces_bsmThere is no wasted space in this building’s floor plan. The well thought out spaces are both effective and efficient: separate cat and dog areas, meet and greet rooms, a donation drop-off spot, onsite laundry, a pet shower, an education room, animal health services room, dedicated office and retail space, and a break room for the 130 plus HEA volunteers.

cat_spaces_asmThe new adoption center was designed and rebuilt around their four-legged friends needs—all made possible through the generosity of donors and more than 3,000 volunteer hours. A large percentage of the building’s materials were donated by local individuals and companies, including the TRUSSCORE™ PVC liner panels*.

dog_spaces_asmDurable and easy to clean, TRUSSCORE™ panels were used to line the bottom half of the walls in the community cat spaces and the dog area, adding a wainscot appearance to the rooms. The bright white finish of the panel helps to bounce light around the rooms, giving the spaces a more open feel. While the clean, simple lines of the TRUSSCORE™ panel compliment the rustic accents nicely.

“Because the walls are cleaned often, the panel’s high resistance to moisture was very important,” said Marcus Reitz, HEA Branding and Development. “The TRUSSCORE™ panels were simple to cut and install, allowing for customization where needed. They were also a cost-effective option to painted drywall.”

Since its inception in 2006, Happily Ever After has helped more than 2,500 four-legged companion animals find forever homes. Having this new adoption center will enable this dedicated organization to continue its mission for years to come. Click here to visit HEA’s website.

* AmeriLux International is proud to show its support of the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary. Together as a community, we can make a difference.”


 

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