The TAACO staff is now offering an animal care and control and animal care facility consultant service. If your city or county is desiring to build an animal care facility or operating an animal control department, let TAACO assist you in your efforts.

With many years of animal care & control and law enforcement experience, TAACO can save you time, effort and MONEY. From designing a modest shelter, to a multi-million dollar state of the art facility, we can do it all. However, our focus is on the communities of 1,500 to 150,000 in population, desiring to construct and operate an animal care facility. We plan for the most bang for the buck and functionality.

Our service starts out with education and planning. We may not always know exactly what to do, at first, every time, but we certainly know what NOT to do. There are certain phases of construction and/or the operation of an animal care facility that can not be compromised. We try to stretch your funds as far as possible and keep you in compliance as well as do it correctly. Things like slab slope, drain size, ventilation, placement of specific rooms (intake, rabies quarantine, vet, food storage etc) can cause major problems if not done correctly from the beginning.

Construction of an animal care facility ranges from $75.00 to $150.00 a square foot, to build a functional and cost effective facility. The knowledge and experience of the TAACO staff is available with a simple call for assistance. Our rates are very affordable/comparable and are presented much like any other professional consultant service.

We walk you through all the laws, rules and regulations governing animal care, to meet state requirements and certifications. We also offer facility staff training. Our services include meetings with counsel members, county commissioners, and/or humane board members, which is strongly recommended from the beginning. Do not make the same mistakes as many others, and throw something up to “get by”; it only makes the problem worse. The biggest and most common mistake made is putting someone in charge of a project with no experience or background. This is a disaster from the start. Spend a little now and SAVE a great deal later by allowing us to assist you. Many architects, though very needed, do not have a clue how to CORRECTLY build an animal care facility. Many want to build something “fancy” instead of adequate and functional. Something as simple as the location and size of a door, or kennel wall height could cause major problems after opening. Then, the workers have to live with the problem FOREVER. Let TAACO help you in design and construction, using local craftsmen.

Animal care and control is a vastly growing social problem that affects us all and this problem is only going to get worse as time goes on. SHELTERING is a time consuming and SPECIALIZED FIELD. Programs such as spay/neuter, rabies clinics microchiping, computer programs and off site adoptions are important parts of an animal care program, and must be addressed.

For a nominal fee, TAACO will provide you with the guidance, recommendations and plans for the construction and operation of a new or existing animal care facility. Go first, to the professionals and get the facts from the beginning. Contact Alan Spence at 979/542-5010 for more information on our services. Get it right the first time and save a lot of time, money and headache in the future.

Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man always cares for his animals.

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