Kelly Rush shows off one of the dog pods at the new Mower County Humane Society Thursday afternoon. There are three pods for medium to large dogs as well as a pod for small dogs and an isolation pod for sick dogs that has its own air intake system.
Kelly Rush shows off one of the dog pods at the new Mower County Humane Society Thursday afternoon. There are three pods for medium to large dogs as well as a pod for small dogs and an isolation pod for sick dogs that has its own air intake system.

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Gimme shelter: Humane Society close to moving into new home

Published 10:57am Friday, August 16, 2013

The Mower County Humane Society is almost ready to move into its new home.

Humane Society volunteers will host a series of open houses at a new shelter, located on 22nd Avenue Southeast, on Aug. 23 and 24 before they move animals and equipment.

“It’ll be a bit of a process over a few days,” Jay Lutz, MCHS president, said of the move.

The Mower County Humane Society will host several open houses on Aug. 23 and 24, before volunteers move humane society animals to the new shelter.
The Mower County Humane Society will host several open houses on Aug. 23 and 24, before volunteers move humane society animals to the new shelter.

The humane society has anxiously awaited the opening of a new shelter since construction workers started the project last October. Though volunteers have been at the current shelter, located on 10th Street Southeast, since 1999, the MCHS has hoped to build its own shelter for some time.

“I’ve been involved for over 20 years and we’ve been working toward that since I’ve been here,” Jane Roden, MCHS vice-president, said.

Humane society volunteers will host open houses for the new shelter from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 23, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. After that, volunteers will likely move the 28 or so dogs and 115 cats to the new building over a few days.


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