Almost a year after the Hastings animal shelter Start Over Rover moved its crew and kennels into their current building, the organization is nearing completion on renovations that volunteers say will improve the health and happiness of the shelter’s furry residents.
Seven new rooms have been added to the shelter’s rear garage area, including two intake rooms for new animals admitted to the shelter, two isolation rooms for sick animals, an office, and a nursery for new mothers and their babies.
“We will now have separate areas that will allow us to care for animals that are sick or need special attention,” said Amy Michalek, volunteer coordinator and vice president of the SOR board of directors. “It is a necessary thing to do if we want to keep everybody healthy.”
The project is one of the biggest improvements in the organization’s operations since its move to 134 N. Barnes Ave. last November, Michalek said.