An Update on the Kettering Facility

January 3rd, 2020

As we reach this exciting time in SICSA’s history, we can’t help but look back on all the wonderful years we spent at 2600 Wilmington Pike. We’re sure you’re wondering many things about that facility, and we want to help answer those questions the best we can.

SICSA plans to move all services to Washington Township, mothballing the building on Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and eventually putting it up for sale.  We own the current building, which sits on two acres of land.  As much as we would like to keep some kind of services in Kettering, the Washington Township location was built to accommodate all our current and expanding program needs.  As such, it doesn’t make sense to have staff at two different locations, maintaining two operating budgets, etc.

We know many of you have asked about the bricks out front of the old building. We will be taking the bricks with us!  Our plan is to add them to our landscaping plans for the spring.  We are concerned about the shape some of the bricks are in and will be trying to address that as soon as we are able.

If you’re looking for a way to leave your mark on the new building, consider purchasing a square in our collage. This is a more permanent way to leave your mark.

For more information on our collage, please visit https://sicsa-mosaic.myshopify.com/


The Moving Process and Dates

January 3rd, 2020

We are currently in the middle of our big move to our new facility! As we work out the details of our move, and how the process is going to work, we want to share them with you.

On Sunday, January 5th, our Kettering location closed to the public and the packing process began. We continued to pack through Tuesday, January 7th. Beginning on Wednesday, January 8th, the moving company started to load our items into the moving trucks. This process will take approximately two to three days. Starting on Thursday, January 10th, the moving crew will begin moving our belongings over to the new facility located at 8172 Washington Church Road. Then, the week of January 13th-20th, the staff will begin to unpack their belongings, assess new needs, get used to the new building and processes, and see if everything is working properly before opening to the public.

After the moving process, we will have several weeks of time where we will be open to the public on a limited basis, but not open for tours.   A “soft opening” of sorts. Then on February 8th, we will have our Grand Opening with our “new normal” happening after that. More information will soon be out about our Grand Opening but for now, save February 8th so you can be a part.

What an exciting time! We’re sure you have questions now about the current facility, which you can read in the next article.


We’re Moving!

January 3rd, 2020

If you haven’t heard, we are currently in the process of moving to a new facility. This exciting time comes after years of planning and raising funds, and we couldn’t be more excited! The construction team has been working around the clock to finish the new building, so we thought we would show you some pictures of what it looks like now.

Wow! It’s really coming along, isn’t it?  Our Kettering location closed the the public on Sunday, January 5th. Check out the next article for dates on when the new location will open to the public, and for more information on saving the date for our big Grand Opening!

 

 

 

 


Update on Our Move

December 9th, 2019

sicsa future buildingAs we approach the end of 2019, we can’t help but look forward to what 2020 holds for SICSA. Our new building is in the final stages, and we are so excited to make the big move to Washington Township, and the ability to help more animals!

We have been working diligently with our builders to make sure we have a solid timeline for when you, our supporters, get to watch us open our doors for the first time!

Here is what the schedule looks like:

  • Sunday, January 5, 2020 – 2600 Wilmington Pike Building closes to the public
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Friday, February 7, 2020 – Soft Opening
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Grand Opening Events – All Day – More information to come soon!
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 – Business as usual (new usual)

We can’t wait for you to visit our new building! Please check your email and our social media pages for our opening events! In the meantime, check out this video update: https://vimeo.com/376715971


October Building Update!

October 17th, 2019

HARD HAT TOUR! We are so excited to be able to show you the progress on our new building. Take a look at our video and see a tour of the welcome center, cat café, k9 cafe, kitty city and pup town, along with our Humane Education area and what we are most excited about, our new Veterinary Wellness Clinic. There is still 3 months left and plenty of time to get involved! Stay tuned!


Progress Update July!

July 10th, 2019

We have kennels! The brick and block is complete on our kennels and the structural steel is up! We are so excited to see the progress on our new land and even more excited to share it with you. We are 60% complete and next step is moving inside for interior electrical and duct work then on to the roof. Stay tuned!


Vet Equipment Preview

June 28th, 2019

Last year, SICSA’s medical team performed over 4,000 community and in-house spay/neuter procedures, as well as over 10,000 in-house assessments and vaccinations in a converted broom closet.  As you, our Members know, the fact is that SICSA has outgrown our facility, including our Veterinary Clinic. In order to help raise critical funds to ensure that we are able to meet our growing needs for necessary animal care, we will be creating a Crowdfunding campaign in July

Our Vet Clinic desperately needs a new autoclave, which currently has a broken lid. The autoclave is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure different from ambient air pressure. A new autoclave will cost SICSA approximately $6,500.

The other need is a new surgical table. This table will be mainly used for our high volume spay and neuter clinic. The approximate cost of a new surgical table is $3,000.

With these items, SICSA can take another step towards disease management and better utilize the clinic that will be at our new facility.

The exciting aspect of this July/ August campaign is that we have a matching gift. That means every  $5 donated turns into $10! We hope that you will help us spread the word once we go live with this campaign. As SICSA Members, you are our best advocates and have the opportunity to help our campaign succeed.

To watch our video on this Veterinary Clinic Crowdfunding Campaign, please click here.
To learn more about our new building, click here!


Beam Signing

April 25th, 2019

SICSA will be holding a Beam Signing Ceremony for all Staff, Volunteers and Donors to our Capital Campaign in June. After the beam is signed, it will be placed at the heart of the new building.

If you have not yet donated to the Capital Campaign, now is the time to make your mark in SICSA’s history and get your invitation for this historic event. To donate, please visit www.sicsa.org/future.


Progress Update March!

April 4th, 2019

Welcome the sunny weather and welcome our first wall! The foundation is complete and we will be getting structural steel soon! Please watch our video for the full update.


Progress Update December!

December 21st, 2018

We are taking advantage of the nice December weather and moving right along. We have asphalt! Please check out our video for more detail.


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