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Friday, July 30, 2010

Polk County Humane Society completes new shelter, lacks funds to open

                               July 30, 2010

 The brand new building is complete, ready to welcome cats, dogs and their future families.
 It's been a two and a half year effort, and now construction of the Polk County Humane Society is complete. There's just one problem- they don't have enough money to operate.
  It's about 2,500 square feet of space, brightly colored, with all the amenities it's furry visitors will require. "This is all air conditioned and heated, it's all water-proofed to stay clean, and each pen will have a kennel deck to let the dogs get up off the floor with blankets and that kind of thing," says Ries, showing the dog kennels.It's been a two and a half year effort, and now construction of the Polk County Humane Society is complete.
  But for now, it all sits empty. "We are ready to go. The main thing we're lacking is the financial backing," says Polk County Humane Society Director Joy Tooman...

2 comments:

Bobby said...

I do hope they get the funding to open soon. The shame is that we need so many animal rescues.

K9friend said...

People don't realize that the cheap part of shelter is the building! The operating expenses (especially for staff) is the killer!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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