The Palm Springs Animal Care Facility represents a unique public/private partnership between the City and Friends of the Shelter. Located on a 3 acre site across from the City’s Demuth Park, the exterior design reflects Palm Springs’ unique mid-century architectural heritage. Specific program components include a public oriented, Animal Community Center ambience featuring a central indoor/outdoor kennel design with public adoption access within an inviting garden courtyard equipped with misters and fabric shade structures. The facility also includes cat community rooms, special canine “living rooms” adjacent to an indoor/outdoor socialization area, secure animal control work areas, a training room for educational and evening uses, and a fully equipped clinic for in-house medical procedures. The project has been designed as an equivalent “silver” LEED facility with a special emphasis on water conservation, where in recycled water from the adjacent sewage treatment plant is used for cleaning all animal areas and for landscape irrigation.
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