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Humane Society moves one step closer to new adoption centre

The North Bay and District Humane Society is slowly but surely firming up the plans to build a new adoption centre. 

City council approved the purchase of an out-of-service road by the Humane Society to expand its operations – a decision which was delayed due to the pandemic. 

Liam Cullin, Executive Director of the North Bay Humane Society, says the land acquisition approval brings the project one step closer to its end goal. 

“Now we can look forward to the next step which will be the planning stage so we can eventually get shovels in the ground,” Cullin said. 

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The Humane Society plans to build a standalone adoption centre separate from its current building. As it is now, the intake of animals, spaying and neutering plus adoption all happens under one roof. 

Cullin says that the new facility will be more welcoming for potential adopters. 

“The new adoption centre will have all the new upgrades and everything available so that people can come and visit the animals that are available for adoption in a nice sterile, clean environment,” he explained. 

The plan for the new adoption centre was hatched two years ago. Cullin says that a large sum of money was left from a man’s estate requesting that the funds be used to build a new adoption centre. 

“We’ve already got a plaque made up for him and all ready to go,” said Cullin, adding that the Humane Society will also be reaching out to the community for more donations as they are needed. 

Cullin says that the new facility likely won’t be completed for another couple of years. 

“We’re hoping to have some of the property cleaned up by the end of this year to get ready for shovels in the ground hopefully, next year in the spring,” he concluded.

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