The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) has completed its Medical Wing Transport Center renovation and unveiled the newly outfitted space on Saturday, December 19.
After months of housing ARF’s incoming dogs and cats in rented trailers in the back parking lot at the ARF Adoption Center, the new basement, which is subject to heavy traffic, is finally back in use. The Medical Wing Transport Center is the first stop for resident animals when they arrive at ARF from a rescue transport, and it also serves as the official Pet Evacuation Center for the Town of East Hampton.
With the Bacon Group, one of the nation’s leading architects of animal-holding facilities, two new isolation rooms, new epoxy flooring, a modular T-Kennel system, a new drainage system, a walk-in bathing tub, a washer/dryer and food-prep area have all been installed and are fully functioning. These improvements have greatly increased the comfort of the animals and the efficiency of the staff caring for them.
ARF wishes to thank and recognize the following for providing the funding necessary to make this much needed renovation happen: an anonymous donor, the Orville Gordon Browne Foundation, the Estate of Herb and Jean Fischer, the Estate of Cheryl Lewin, and the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc.