Huntington dogs to get new shelter

June 25, 2017 by  

Huntington’s Town Board recently approved a contract for engineering and architectural services to build a new shelter for dogs.

The resolution was passed unanimously, and L.K. McLean Associates, based in Brookhaven, was named as the principal company to supervise the shelter’s design. The new facility will be located in Halesite, on Creek Road.

Frank Petrone, the town supervisor, said officials were excited about the project, saying the location was perfect and everyone was looking forward to getting started. In total, 13 firms responded to the city’s request for proposals, and of those, three were invited to make their presentations to the town selection board in person. McLean got the highest scores of the three.

With McLean in charge, the architectural design of the shelter will be overseen by Jackson & Ryan Architects, a Houston firm, while Design Learned Inc., based in Norwich, Connecticut, will supervise plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.

Currently, the Huntington animal shelter is located in East Northport, where the cats will remain. The dogs will be moved to the new building, which will give them better outdoor spaces and room to run. It will also make it easier for potential pet parents to meet the dogs. The shelter could open as early as Spring 2018, according to Petrone.

Facilities like this can benefit if officials work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents, announcing the move.