Havasu's shelter board member recently posted: "The Board...has made an informed decision that the benefits of evaporative cooling are greater to the animals than air conditioning would be." YET the shelter hired an animal facility engineer last October to evaluate the shelter. The engineer stated in his report: "Even in the desert of Arizona, we never use evaporative cooler." "Animal facilities should never use direct evaporative cooling." "..increased level of moisture damage outside caging, walls & floors." The engineeer recommended HVACs. Also visitors to the Havasu shelter have said it was comfortable while others said it was muggy and hot. Evaporative coolers work more efficiently when the humidity is low, so it depends when the person visited the shelter. Also temperature readings depend on where the gauge is placed, for example, near a vent or mister. If the Board approves an air conditioning system, donors could be asked again if they want to contribute. Send petition on!