Aberdeen Area Humane Society Considering Building A New Shelter

Aberdeen Area Humane Society Considering Building A New Shelter


0. AN ANIMAL SHELTER IN NORTHERN KELOLAND IS MAKING A BIG DECISION RIGHT NOW. THAT’S RIGHT, THE ABERDEEN HUMAN SOCIETY WHAT’S AN UNGRADE. WE STOPPED BY THE SHELTER TO FIND OUT WHAT’S ON THE TABLE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP. HEY, BUDDY. THESE ARE THE MOMENTS THAT OFTEN COME TO MIND WHEN WE THINK OF ANIMAL SHELTERS, AND A DOCTOR GETTING READY TO TAKE HOME A NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. IN THIS CASE IT’S LUKE JOHNSON TAKING CHIHUAHUA HOME. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION AT A HUMANE SOCIETY, TOO, LIKE THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS. WE’RE MAKING DUE WITH WHAT WE HAVE, BUT IT’S DEFINITELY COMING DOWN TO IT WOULD BE SUPER HELPFUL TO HAVE A NEW BUILDING. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT’S BEING CONSIDERED AT THE ABERDEEN AREA HUMANE SOCIETY. THE CURRENT BUILDING WAS MOVED ON TO THE PROPERTY YEARS AGO. THE BUILDING WE’RE CURRENTLY IN HAS SERVED ITS PURPOSE TIME AND TIME AGAIN BUT IT HAS ITS ISSUES. IT ALL TAKES MONEY TO FIGHT. WE’VE HAD PIPE BURTS, WE HAD TO FIX AN AIR CONDITIONING UNIT, THE CONVENIENT THAT RUNS UNDERNEATH, WE HAD TO REPLACE A LOT OF THOSE. AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER THAT MONEY COULD BE BETTER SPENT SOMEWHERE ELSE. THOSE TYPE OF EXPENSES WE WOULD RATHER PUT INTO HELPING THE ANIMALS INSTEAD OF MAINTAINING OUR BUILDING. SO WHAT’S NEXT, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS IN TOUCH WITH AN ARCHITECT NOW. THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THEY WANT TO UTILIZE SOME OF THE CURRENT FACILITY OR START OVER FROM SCRATCH WITH A NEW BUILDING. WITH OUR BUILDING WE DON’T HAVE A QUARANTINE UNIT WHICH IS A REALLY BIG THING BECAUSE WE TAKE IN A LOT OF STRAYS, A LOT OF ANIMALS FROM THE POUND, A LOT OF ANIMALS FROM LOCAL AREAS, THAT DON’T HAVE A VACCINE HISTORY. SHE DESCRIBES THE CURRENT QUARANTINE AS MAKESHIFT. IT WOULD ALWAYS BE HELPFUL TO HAVE A BETTER DOOR PLAN. YOU’RE GOING THROUGH SIX OR SEVEN DOOR WAYS AT ANY TIME. A NEW BUILDING WOULD ALSO MAKE WAY FOR MORE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. WE WANT TO BRING THE COMMUNITY IN, HAVE AN EDUCATION ROOM, MAYBE A ROOM WHERE KIDS WITH READ A BOOK TO DOGS, THINGS LIKE THAT, JUST ENHANCE IT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THIS ALL ADDS UP FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR THE ANIMALS UNTIL THEY CAN FIND THEIR FOREVER HOMES. IT’S CLEANER, IT’S HEALTHIER, AND IT’S ALSO BETTER FOR THEM MENTALLY, THAT’S SOMETHING WE’RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO. SOMETHING JOHNSON IS IN FAVOR OF. I FEEL VERY IMPORTANT THE ANIMALS ARE TAKING CARE OF AND PEOPLE CAN ADOPT, TO FIND THEIR FOREVER HOMES. WITH EYE ON KELOLAND, I’M KELLY. THE SHELTER WILL KICKOFF A FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN NEXT YEAR ONCE THE BOARD DECIDES ON A PLAN. IN THE MEANTIME YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO THE BUILDING PLAN.

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