HSWC Expanding their Facility, Looking for Help

- WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. -  The Humane Society of Washington County is under construction. And even though it was raining on Tuesday, that didn't stop workers from making progress in what will be their new adoption center, and spay and neuter clinic.

The construction project started in November of 2013, and officials with the humane society said they hope to have it completed by the end of this year.

"The current facility, while a very nice facility, we've grown out of it. We've really expanded our programs and our services," said Kim Intino, President and CEO of the humane society

They also hope to have the project fully funded. They're at $800,000 right now. Their goal is $2.5 million.

So now they're asking for help from the public.

"Any type of general contributions are welcome and incredibly helpful. We will be doing a direct mailing piece, in the near future, that launches our brick campaign," explained Intino.

And they said the ASPCA campaign they've participated in this summer has been getting a lot of people in the doors, and the construction is always a good talking point, especially because both are focused on getting animals into good homes.

"This is something to really celebrate, you know, we're saving lives, and we're adding staff, we're adding to the facility. We want the whole county to know that when it comes to animal welfare, we're the organization that's going to help you," said Kirk Livers, Marketing Coordinator with the humane society.

Officials with the humane society said they take in about 6,000 animals every year, so the new facility will help house those furry friends.

The current facility will be used to keep animals from field services.

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