Nebraska Humane Society announces plans for $14 million renovation

Nebraska Humane Society announces plans for $14 million renovation


MEET CRUNCH.>>HE CAME IN AS A STRAY. ALEXANDRA: HE IS PART OF THE
NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY’S MOLLY
PROJECT WHICH WORKS TO
REHABILITATE AGGRESSIVE AND
FEARFUL DOGS.>>WHEN HE FIRST CAME IN HE WAS
VERY GROWLY, HE WOULDN’T COME UP
TO US IN THE KENNEL. ALEXANDRA: NOW, AS PART OF A
MAJOR RENOVATION OF THE HUMANE
SOCIETY CAMPUS
THESE SPECIAL DOGS HOUSED IN
BACK WILL GET A LITTLE MORE
ATTENTION.>>THIS SECTION OF THE NEW
REMODEL IS GOING TO BRING UP
SOME OF THOSE DOGS TO BE IN
FRONT OF THE PUBLIC WITH
BEHAVIOR STAFF. ALEXANDRA: THE $14 MILLION
PROJECT HONORING FORMER CEO JUDY
VARNER INCLUDES MANY UPDATES,
LIKE MODIFIED KENNELS MORE
COMFORTABLE FOR DOGS. AS WELL AS A DESIGNATED AREA FOR
CRITTERS, CURRENLTY HOUSED IN
THE HALLWAY, AND LARGER HOUSING
FOR CATS.>>AS YOU CAN SEE THERE’S NOT A
LOT OF PERCH SPACE, WE TRY TO
PROVIDE IT, BUT SOME OF THE
BIGGER CATS THEY REALLY CAN’T
GET UP VERY HIGH. ALEXANDRA: THE CHANGES WILL
BENEFIT HUMAN VISITORS TOO, WITH
A SECLUDED AREA FOR EMOTIONAL
OWNER SURRENDERS. AS WELL AS INTERACTIVE
TECHNOLOGY FOR PET PARENTS,

>>PERHAPS LOOK AT SPECIFIC
BREEDS THAT MIGHT GO BEST WITH
THEIR FAMILY AND ALSO ANY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES THAT ARE
COMING UP. ALEXANDRA: IN THE 20 YEARS SINCE
THE LAST RENOVATION, HUMANE
SOCIETY CEO NANCY HINTZ SAYS
THEY’VE PUT THE FACILITIES TO
GOOD USE.>>WE JOKE AROUND HERE THAT THE
ANIMALS HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK ON
THE SHELTER IN MORE WAYS THAN
ON
ALEXANDRA: NOW TIME FOR CHANGE
BENEFITING PEOPLE AND PETS JUST LIKE CRUNCH.>>THIS RENOVATION IN TOTALITY
WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY WE’RE
SHELTERING ANIMALS BUT ALSO HOW
WE’RE SERVING AND EDUCATING THE
PUBLIC. ALEXANDRA: THE MILLIONS OF
DOLLARS RAISED FOR THIS PROJECT
CAME FROM DONORS WHO ARE SEEING
THE PROJECT DETAILS TONIGHT,
THE WORK WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER
AND IT SHOULD ALL BE COMPLETE IN MA

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