Gimme shelter: Humane Society close to moving into new homePublished 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 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.