Sacramento apartment building gets $2.5M for pet friendly apartments
— A $2 million apartment building in Sacramento will receive $2,000 in donations from the American Humane Association, the organization announced Thursday.
The building, located at 1075 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will include an area for pets in its two floors, according to a press release from the Sacramento Animal Care Center.
The pet-friendly apartment building will include six pet-related areas, including an indoor dog room, a pet-sitting area and an outdoor dog-sitter, the release said.
It will also feature an outdoor play area with toys, a baby play area, a child’s play area and a toddler’s play space, according the release.
The animal care center’s CEO, Barbara Hargrave, said she and her staff are pleased the AHA is partnering with the developer on the project.
“The AHA has long recognized the importance of providing housing for pets and we are excited that we will be able to assist with this project,” Hargave said.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the AHH to ensure that we continue to serve our residents.”
Hargrave said the AHE has a long history of providing affordable housing to pet-loving people in Sacramento, and the new project is part of that legacy.
The AHE and the Sacramento Housing Authority also are developing pet-safe apartment buildings in the area.
The American Humane Society said in its press release that the donation comes at a time when many people are concerned about pet-ownership.
It also said the apartment building is not the only one with a pet room in the building.
“There are also pet-oriented apartments in many of our other Sacramento apartment buildings, and it is a rare opportunity to offer housing for a pet in a way that is not exclusive to one group of residents,” said Laura Zuk, executive director of the American Heart Association’s Sacramento branch.
“The addition of a pet friendly apartment building and the opportunity to foster and rehabilitate the pets in the apartment will provide an important service to Sacramento’s pet-owning population.”