Humane Society Make Over Moves Ahead
The Humane Society plans to start renovations the first week in May. The renovations are estimated to cost $750 thousand dollars with the remaining money covering any unexpected costs. Before starting renovations, officials at the Humane Society searched for places to keep the animals during the process. After many rejections, Mike Teel, owner of Mid-City Lumber offered his old showroom as a temporary location.
Shelter relations coordinator Allison Toth says now that the location is settled, the moving can begin.
"Mike Teel was very generous and donated his old Mid-City lumber space for us, and so we're gonna just go in there and spruce it all up, make sure everything is polished and ready, and sparkling," Toth said.
The Humane Society will renovate the Mid-City location this weekend. Toth says though the Humane Society has many volunteers, she hopes more people will come and help out.
"During the whole renovation process we're gonna need volunteers to help us walk our animals and do different stuff like that," said Toth.
Renovations will include larger kennels, expanded space for the cats, and air handling systems among other things. The work is expected to take six weeks and will wrap up sometime in mid-June.