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Local Architect Brings Unique Design Aesthetics to the New Nevada SPCA Shelter

The original no-kill animal shelter, Nevada SPCA moved into their new home.

Photo from APTUS

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Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1982, moved into their new home located at 5375 S. Procyon Street, Suite 108. The new 21,814 square foot facility is designed by local architect Brandon Sprague, AIA, founder of APTUS, and constructed by Boyd Martin Construction.

Nevada SPCA takes in over 2,000 dogs, cats, and other small pets annually. The space features kennels designed to reduce dog stress and anxiety, unique cat community spaces, isolation rooms for treating animals with special medical needs, and a pet food pantry. The facility also includes efficient plumbing systems and easy-to-clean surfaces to prevent the spread of disease. The project was designed and construction during the pandemic on schedule with a $2 million budget.

Nevada SPCA is the original no-kill shelter and never euthanizes animals. The project is made possible by local donors including the architect and contractor. With offices in Las Vegas and Chicago, APTUS’ company philosophy is “Care for design. Care for the community. Care for each other”.

Photo from APTUS

The space is located within a warehouse and has industrial features. Sprague used corrugated metal, reclaimed wood, and pops of color to create an aesthetic, pleasing design that differentiate Nevada SPCA from other animal shelters.

“It was a very scary experience for me facing a construction project during a pandemic,” said Lori Heeren, Executive Director of Nevada SPCA. “Brandon assured me that he would be beside me through the entire process, which took the fear away, and I really appreciated that.”

There are a limited number of naming opportunities for various rooms and kennels available. For more information, please email

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