Humane Society Breaks Ground on New Adoption Center

By: Bonney Bowman Email
By: Bonney Bowman Email

It's an exciting day for the Capital Humane Society.

The organization broke ground on a long awaited new facility Wednesday.

Generous donations from the community are what made the groundbreaking possible.

The new adoption center will be located at 70th and Highway 2.

Humane society officials say they hope the very visible location will help boost the number of animals who find homes.

Executive Director Bob Downey says the new facility will focus on comfort for both people and animals.

He says more people will take the time to look around once the smells and sounds common in an animal shelter are gone.

Downey says, "animals will not be displayed behind chain link and bars. They'll be displayed behind glass and in individual little rooms in some cases that almost look like a little apartment."

The new adoption center was made possible by millions of dollars in donations from the community.

It was all part of the shelter's "Celebrate Me Home" campaign.

Downey expects construction to take a little over a year, so the new center should be up and running by April of 2013.

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