Durham Region Humane Society

Client
Humane Society of Durham Region

Architect
Peter Archer & Associates

Consultant
Short Circuit Automation Inc. & D.G. Biddle & Associates Limited

Project Completion
January 2011

Description
The Humane Society of Durham Region was incorporated by Jim Roughly and Graham McLeod in 1988 to help animals that have been abandoned. The Humane Society is the only organization in Durham Region that can seize and remove animals, by law, if required. Their operations range from all over Durham Region.

The Humane Society of Durham Region is made up of a Volunteer Board of Directors. As such, operations are run through all charitable donations and fundraisers.

In 2010, J.J. McGuire began the construction of the new home of the Humane Society and its animals. The building consists of concrete foundation walls, architectural block on the exterior, aluminum windows, wood truss roof, asphalt shingle roof, and wood frame construction. The interior of the building included painted white block walls, drywall bulkheads, glazed hollow metal doors, architectural millwork and new epoxy flooring. This building was completed on budget and on time to allow the animals to move into their new home.