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3TV, Phoenix Business Journal, AZ Big Media: AHS Breaks Ground on New Papago Park Campus

Written by: Kimberly Ring
News Highlights:
  • On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Arizona Humane Society and its Campaign Cabinet and Board of Directors, along with construction partner, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and architectural partner, Animal Arts, broke ground on the Arizona Humane Society’s Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus.
  • Scheduled to open early 2023, the 72,000 square-foot Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus will be located at the juncture of the 202 and 143 freeways in the Papago Park Buttes.
  • It will feature two main buildings: the Nina Mason Pulliam P.E.T. Center and the Watts Family Medical Complex. Together, they will offer medical and behavioral interventions, treatment and care at a level not yet seen in the United States.
  • The state-of-the-art Watts Family Medical Complex, anchored by the Lazin Animal Foundation Trauma Hospital, will include intensive care units and a full teaching hospital for emerging veterinary students at a time when the veterinary profession is experiencing an extreme shortage. Additionally, the trauma hospital’s expanded triage area will enable AHS to treat thousands more homeless pet patients than AHS’ current Sunnyslope Campus.
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Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona Humane Society breaks ground on $46 million Papago Park Campus

Bretta Nelson

The new facility will include a trauma hospital, which will be unlike any other shelter in the country, the Arizona Humane Society CEO said.

The Arizona Humane Society broke ground Thursday on its new, 72,000-square-foot Phoenix campus near Papago Park.

“I don’t know of any other animal shelter in the country that is in a better place,” Steven Hansen, president and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society said of the location, which is near Van Buren and 55th streets, off the Loop 202. “This is a beautiful site and it already had zoning in place to allow an animal hospital.”

The $46 million facility was designed by Animal Arts. The building was designed to maximize natural light which will enhance the animals’ well-being. The building provides 90% natural light in the animal housing spaces.

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AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine

Arizona Humane Society breaks ground on Papago Park Campus

Bretta Nelson

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) and its Campaign Cabinet and Board of Directors, along with construction partner, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and architectural partner, Animal Arts, broke ground on the Arizona Humane Society’s Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus.

Scheduled to open early 2023, the 72,000 square-foot Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus will be located at the juncture of the 202 and 143 freeways in the Papago Park Buttes. It will feature two main buildings: the Nina Mason Pulliam P.E.T. Center and the Watts Family Medical Complex. Together, they will offer medical and behavioral interventions, treatment and care at a level not yet seen in the United States.

“This gift builds upon our over 24-year focus on improving the lives of our community’s dogs and cats, which always had a special place in Nina’s heart. We are proud to be a part of this evolution in animal welfare,” said Lisa Shover-Kackley, trustee of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, “Congratulations to Arizona Humane Society and all who are bringing this campus to life.”

The state-of-the-art Watts Family Medical Complex, anchored by the Lazin Animal Foundation Trauma Hospital, will include intensive care units and a full teaching hospital for emerging veterinary students at a time when the veterinary profession is experiencing an extreme shortage. Additionally, the trauma hospital’s expanded triage area will enable AHS to treat thousands more homeless pet patients than AHS’ current Sunnyslope Campus.

Read the full story.

November 9, 2021
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