Battlefords Humane Society on track for new building

From battlefordsNOW
June 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

A new home for the animals at Battlefords Humane Society isn’t so far away.

Two years ago, the structural integrity of the current building came under question. The 27-year-old building on 114th St. wasn’t originally built as an animal care facility. Fundraising for the Battlefords Humane Society’s new building is going very well, according to Shelter Co-ordinator Michele Spark.

“We have about $550,000 that we’ve raised and are looking at a property on Fyfe Ave.,” Spark said. “We’re looking at building the new shelter and a boarding facility both at the same time, and we’re currently waiting on a final agreement between the City of North Battleford and us regarding a new operational budget and capital funding for the new facility.”

The $550,000 is a huge step towards the fundraising goal of $1.7 million that the humane society has set, but the fundraising won’t cover the total cost of the new building. The total project is expected to carry a price tag of around $2.6 million, with $1.6 million towards the new shelter and $1 million for the boarding shelter.

If all goes as planned, Spark said construction could begin as soon as next year.

“We’re hoping to be able to start building in spring of 2019,” Spark said, “with the hope of being in the new facility by 2020.”

 

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