Two months into the Animal Protective Association of Missouri‘s construction project, and things are looking messy but good!
If you walk into the APA today, you’ll have to do it through the side of the building instead of the front. You’ll see temporary walls blocking areas that used to be open; big holes carve out windows in the veterinary clinic, and the friendly adoption counselors now greet you from the hallway next to the cat room.
As the APA works to expand its shelter and provide additional space for adopters and students, things may be a bit disorderly, but we’re working hard to keep all areas accessible and ensure that the adoption experience is still top-notch.
The project is on track to be completed by September. When the new front end is unveiled, adopters will see a taller, storefront-like glass entrance that raises the building façade to two stories. They will find three new visitation rooms to get acquainted with their new pets. Our Humane Education department will have its own space for classes, and the layout of the building will have shifted to better serve both people and pets.
Throughout construction, the APA is holding normal business hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by this summer to meet your new best friend and see our progress!