An architectural rendering of HSMO's new Best Buddy Pet Center.
Construction is underway on a new facility that will enable the Humane Society of Missouri to provide care to more abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the St. Louis area. The new Best Buddy Pet Center and Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, located at Page Avenue and Schuetz Road, is designed to provide an inviting and interactive environment for potential adoptive pet parents.
Modeled after the Chesterfield Valley Center, the $16 million facility will highlight HSMO’s animal welfare, community and humane education services. Those considering pet adoption can meet and greet adoptable pets in tempered glass Pet Penthouses, which are designed to minimize stress to pets. Visitors can also pick up pet supplies, learn more about pet care and attend training classes and other educational programs. The new facility will also house veterinary services with state-of-the art imaging and laser technology.
Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2016; public operations will begin a few months after completion. The building was designed by Kuhlmann Design Group, Inc. Holland Construction Services, Inc., is serving as general contractor for the project. Nearly $15 million of the total cost of the facility has already been raised through the New Horizons Campaign. For more information on supporting construction of the Best Buddy Pet Center, call 314-951-1515 or visit hsmo.org.