Originally built in the 1960s, The Humane Association of Central New York's (HumaneCNY) animal shelter facility had become a beloved part of the Liverpool community, located just outside of Syracuse, NY. However, this 3,500 SF building required extensive renovation at its front portion and a replacement of the entire animal housing portion at the rear with a new building in order to meet modern animal care needs. Even so, the goal was to maintain the established character of the building while adding warmth and excitement to public visits, making the shelter as inviting as possible. Consisting of over 7,000 SF, the project scope included a variety of housing areas for adoptable dogs and cats and a pet bonding room. A highly organized set of support functions, including food preparation, bathing, laundry, and storage, are strategically located for efficient and effective animal care. A staff break room and administrative offices were also included within the project. The renovated design of the shelter has now made it even more endearing to potential adopters than it was previously.