An Expansion Project for Pets and People
Heritage Humane Society is committed to improving the lives of pets through adoption, education, and community outreach. As community demands have grown over the years, we have been increasingly constrained in our ability to help due to the inadequacies of our existing facility.
The time has come for Heritage Humane Society to expand and update our facility, and we need your help to get there!
We Are Under Construction!
Check out some photos of the progress that has been made so far! We are expanding and improving our current facility in many exciting ways!
Click on the link below to see more photos and videos. Our Expansion Updates page will be updated regularly so that you can see the progress being made!
What Are We Expanding?
2,550 square feet added to the front of the adoption facility
A new multipurpose room that will allow training, humane education, meetings, birthday parties, and more
16 new parking spaces
2 outdoor dog play yards
Dedicated space for our community outreach program – Kibble Kitchen
New offices for staff members
Employee & volunteer breakroom
2 pet feature rooms in the lobby for special pet residents that need more attention
New dog activity room and dog viewing room
Lobby renovation with an open design
2 new restroom, a water fountain, and water bottle refill station
Learn More and Contribute
Help pave the way and leave a lasting legacy at Heritage Humane Society. There is a list of naming opportunities and all gifts of $2,500 or more will be recognized in the expansion project materials unless designated anonymous. As a donor for this project, you will also get updates along the way.
*Heritage Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID # 54-1641580
Special thanks to:
Expansion Gift Levels
Estate of Anne Cutler
Estate of Elsie Spangler
Peter & Keri Gore
Randy & Shelby Hawthorne
Estate of Frances Hodges
Michelle & Steve Sieling, Owners of Aromas & The Hound’s Tale
Noah’s Ark Animal Veterinary Hospital
Estate of Shawni Roth
Susan & Roger Schultz
Tracy Speelhoffer & Mike Fahey
Dave & Anne Anderson
Kate & Jim Burke
Bruce Grissom & Robert Grossman
Robert & Margaret Hershberger
Kenneth & Grace Arndt
Jess & Susan Behringer
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Timothy & Terri Cordle
Custom Builder Supply
Heather & Russ Harmon
In memory of Lud from Pam Johnson
Pamela & Monty Mason
Karen & Mike Riordan
HHS Expansion Launch Committee
Denise Koch | Co-Chair
Dean Sculthorpe | Co-Chair
Dave Anderson | Davenport LLC
Terry Banez | Greater Williamsburg Business Council
Ashlee Cederholm | Local Daily Media
Terry Deaver | ACE Peninsula Hardware
Leigh Houghland | Chesapeake Bank
Amy Kerr | Revel Concepts
Kevin Lembke | Busch Gardens Williamsburg
David Masterson | Sentara
Ron Miscavige | Long & Foster
Liz Moore | Liz Moore & Associates
Jim Mundy | Retired
Tom Spong | Eisenman & Associates
HHS Board of Directors
Heather Harmon, President
Sarah Melchior, Vice President
Randy Hawthorne, Treasurer
Pamela Mason, Secretary
John Morgan, Auxiliary Liason
Sean Sparkman, DVM
Fill out our online interest form and we will contact you to discuss the project in more detail!
What is the campaign goal?
The goal is to raise $1.8 million to begin construction. We have raised $1.6 million so far, but to get to our goal, we need your help!
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, Heritage Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID# 54-1641580
Are gifts of stocks accepted?
Yes, gifts of stock can often have substantial tax advantages for you. We encourage you to speak with your tax or financial advisors to best decide how you want to make your gift.
What is the timing of the campaign?
We are beginning site work very soon, and expect to be done in the fall of 2021. Gifts can be paid out over a year to three year period.
When is the money due?
Gifts can be paid out over a year to three year period.
Will there be naming opportunities?
Yes, we have a number of naming opportunities remaining for this project! Fill out the online interest form above so that our Executive Director, Kimberly Laska, can discuss them in more detail with you.
When do you anticipate the construction to be completed?
Based on our current timeline, we anticipate construction to be completed in Fall 2021. As a donor of the project, you will receive updates along the way about the progress we are making with the expansion.