Chicago's Tree House Humane Society will break ground on its new $7 million headquarters in Rogers Park tomorrow morning. Located at 7225 N. Western Avenue, the 15,000 square foot facility will create much needed room for cats to play and socialize and will feature an adoption center, a veterinarian clinic and Chicago's first cat cafe. With ambitions of becoming one of the nation's foremost leaders in veterinary care and animal adoptions, Tree House's new facility comes at the heels of a lengthy planning, design and fundraising period, however, the cat-specific organization still needs to raise nearly $2 million to complete the project. Designed by the Dobbins Group with Summit Design + Build overseeing construction, the new facility will be constructed using natural building materials and will also feature an outdoor space for the surrounding community to enjoy.
While specific details surrounding the highly anticipated cat cafe are still murky, Tree House hints that there will be a special announcement regarding that particular piece of the project at tomorrow morning's ground breaking. The organization anticipates a spring 2016 opening of the new facility's shelter and cat cafe.
·Tree House Humane Society [Official website]