On a rainy and windy October 6th, the Humane Society of Elkhart County started the move into a new shelter facility. After a year of watching the new building rise, staff, volunteers, community members and friends were so excited for this day.
With over 350 animals in the shelter, this was a project that would require lots of coordination and teamwork from our staff, volunteers and the community.
Many thanks to Humane Society Volunteers, community Volunteers (including employees from Welch Packaging, Lippert Components, local fire department personnel and volunteers from Here Kitty Kitty Rescue and Catsnip Etc.) and the HSEC Staff and their family members that made this move possible.
Watching the first adoption dogs being walked to the new building with larger kennels was a wonderful moment with many cheers. The cats in our care are much more relaxed and enjoying their new cat rooms where they do not have to hear dogs barking all day. All of the species in our care are adjusting nicely to the new building. Soon all of the animals in our adoption center will be altered before leaving for adoption with the addition of our new surgical clinic and the addition of a full time veterinarian, Dr. Kari Kryder.
On Sunday, November 5th, we will have an open house from 2pm-4pm. We invite all to come out and tour the new building. It is a great time to learn about the important work of this organization. Our new facility is located to the south of the old building location on the same property. The address is still 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507.
We are always recruiting volunteers from our community. We have volunteers that work directly with animals, and also volunteers that help out with the daily upkeep of the shelter or at our Red Barn Resale Shop, just to name a few opportunities. Please ask how you can help out.
Janet Graham, Volunteer Coordinator
Humane Society of Elkhart County