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Gift helps Humane Society continue improvement project

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Construction begins this week on an expansion at the McCook Humane Society, thanks to an unexpected major gift from an anonymous donor.

Combined with other donations, the gift has enabled the nonprofit to begin the second phase of a five-year, three-phase, $125,000 renovation of its South Street facility.

The project began last year by bringing the sewer system at the facility up to standards, but had to wait until the latest funding became available.

The second phase began with the installation of a handicap ramp, recently completed, built at the main entrance to the facility and will culminate with an addition on the back of the building which begins this week.

"We are very happy to get that addition started and to be more accessible to the handicapped," said Lorie Prestes, Director of the McCook Humane Society.

The expansion will add eight more dog kennels specifically to house strays and unruly animals away from the others, as well as isolation rooms for newborns and sick animals.

Currently, newborn and sick animals are kept in the same room, which also doubles as storage space.

The second phase also includes some improvements to the roof.

"The north side of the roof will be replaced as well with the entire roof receiving new shingles," said Marilyn Cuellar, board member for the McCook Humane Society.

The third and final phase of the project, which will be on hold pending the completion of the second phase as well as the receipt of funding, is primarily focused around functional improvements to the interior of the facility.

The McCook Humane Society also seeks volunteers to walk the animals; contact Prestes at (308) 345-2372 for details.

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On behalf of the tens of thousands of animals that have been assisted by the McCook Humane Society, thank you all so much for "staying the course". What would these animals do without you? You are truly Friends of the Friendless,and you can hold your heads high for the facility you maintain in McCook. It is head and shoulders above many that I have visited in southern Georgia and northern Florida. Just another reason why McCook is such a wonderful community. Y'all care!

-- Posted by Jeannette Reed on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 5:24 PM

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