BEAUFORT COUNTY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HILTON HEAD HUMANE, WILL SOON OPEN THE ANIMAL CAMPUS. THE CAMPUS COMPRISES THREE FACILITIES: HILTON HEAD HUMANE ASSOCIATION ADOPTION CENTER, HILTON HEAD’S SPAY NEUTER ANIMAL CLINIC, AND THE BEAUFORT COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.
A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF HILTON HEAD HUMANE ASSOCIATION:
As we continue our Public/Private Partnership with Beaufort County, and in particular Beaufort County Animal Services, we cannot emphasize enough the thousands of animals that are alive today because of this relationship. With our two organizations working in concert to save and find loving homes for animals our objective of a no-kill community moves from a dream to a realistic goal. Although we will continue to operate our Shelter at 10 Humane Way, our ability to impact the lives of animals is expanding!
The Hilton Head Humane Association together with Beaufort County recently approved plans for a new 21,136 sq. ft. facility to be located in Okatie not too far from the intersection of routes 278 and 170 at Pritcher Point Road. The building’s interior area of 16,830 sq. ft. includes the HHHA spay/neuter clinic, a HHHA adoption center and Beaufort County Animal Services. Over 4,300 sq. ft. of exterior kennel space is included plus separate “get acquainted” and exercise yards for the dogs. The design team, headed by Glick Boehm Architects of Charleston, SC and Shelter Planners of America is now moving forward with site planning, exterior aesthetics and development of all other building elements. Centralizing Adoption, Spay/Neuter and Animal Services into one facility will be an exciting opportunity for the citizens and the animals of Beaufort County.
To complete this campus, J. K. Tiller Associates is actively planning the adjacent (west of the building) 70+ acre Okatie River Passive Park. This park will complement and enhance the physical structure by offering dog park areas and trails spread throughout this natural and beautiful setting Although Beaufort County and the HHHA have made substantial financial commitments to bring the Animal Campus to fruition more funds are still necessary. In the near future we will be asking members of our community to help as we move forward with “The Beaufort County Animal Campus Capital Campaign”. As you have in the past we are confident that your support will make our dream possible.