For the first time in 30 years, the North Bay and District humane society is expanding.
The organization states it’s to help curb pet overpopulation and do more for animals in need.
This Thursday, Nov. 19, the organization is set to launch “Homeward Bound”, a $500,000 fundraising campaign to build a brand new 3,200 square foot standalone adoption centre to be opened in the Fall of 2021.
“Every year, we help more than 1,500 dogs and cats find their forever homes locally through pet adoptions and around the province through our animal transfer program,” says Liam Cullin, Humane Society Executive Director. “We believe we can do more for animals. As the hub of the North for animal welfare, we have outgrown our current facility. Building a standalone adoption centre will open up additional space and will help us fulfill our mission to find a forever home for every dog and every cat.”
The new building will feature 12 new dog kennels, 5 cat and kitten rooms, and outdoor “catio” space, 4 new outdoor dog runs and an enclosed exercise area. It will also include a multi-purpose training room as well as a “meet and greet” space for potential new pet owners.
The campaign will run throughout the year.