For too long, animal shelters have thought that they needed to be huge and rich to have the kind of modern, animal and human friendly, state-of-the-art adoption centers like the "big boys" in San Francisco or New York. The Humane Society of Berks County asked, "Why can't we do it here?" In 2007 we opened our Cat Adoption Center and it was unlike anything this region had seen. Now, we have done the same for dogs with the opening of the LaVigna Dog Adoption Center.
Others may be bigger, but we humbly submit that none are better. Designed to be pleasing and inviting to the human adopters the dogs need and safe and pleasant for the dogs in our care, the LaVigna Center is a model for what smaller animal shelters can do. Chain link adoption centers are so 1975 and our dogs shouldn't be in cages. That's why our comfy, well lit rooms with heated floors are less like cages and more like rooms. It's not quite home, so we call them habitats- you need to provide the home!
Even if you think you aren't looking for a new canine companions for yourself and your family, stop by the LaVigna Dog Adoption Center at our Scholar Animal Welfare Center in Reading. Say, Hi!, to the dogs, see what a shelter can really do when it tries and, who knows, you might even fall in love.
The Humane Society of Berks County thanks the hundreds of individual donors, large and small, who supported the construction of the LaVigna Dog Adoption Center. We couldn't do it without you!
The LaVigna Dog Adoption Center is named in memory of Joni LaVigna, the HSBC's former Chief Humane Society Police Officer. Joni was an integral part of the vision and planning of the HSBC's new adoption centers. Unfortunately, Joni passed away before completion of the the Dog Adoption Center. The staff and Board of the HSBC are proud to recognize our dearly missed family member through this memorial dedication.
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