NOAH'S ANIMAL HOUSE, RENO
The Lepori team delivered Noah's Animal House in Reno on an aggressive 21-week schedule and within a $338,000 budget. The stand-alone facility now accommodates up to 36 pets for victims of domestic violence.
The 1,500 sf facility allows for the feeding and sheltering of animals. ARKA Blue designed the facility with space for veterinary services, kennels and grooming. Abuse victims stay in other shelters and can visit the animals at the animal house because few of the local shelters allow pets.
Founder Staci Alonso advocated for the facility so that abuse victims could be spared the trauma of leaving their pets behind when fleeing an abusive home. She previously founded a similar facility in Las Vegas.
Because of the nature of its work, the animal shelter is well hidden and does not share its location with the public. They ask victims to contact the Domestic Violence Resource Center (previously known as Committee to Aid Abused Women) first.
“Frank Lepori and the entire team at Lepori Construction treated our non-profit construction project the same as if it was a 5 star resort. Their attention to detail, commitment to excellence, timeliness and budget sensitivity allowed us to maximize our donor’s contributions. “On time and on budget” like MAGIC. We can’t thank him enough.”
-Staci Alonso, Founder/Noah’s Animal House