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The Humane Society of SE Missouri is getting a much needed face lift

Jan 15, 2013 -- 4:03am


The Humane Society of SE Missouri takes in 4-thousand animals a year – that comes to 12 dogs, cats or other domesticated animals per day! Executive Director Kelly Goff says the aging building was falling apart until the Cape West Rotary made them the beneficiary of the 47th annual Radio auction held on KZIM KSIM each fall. The group wrote out a check for 15-thousand dollars! She tells KZIM KSIM the roof is now done, the ceiling is being upgraded this month and the kennels, though still chain link, will be repaired soon! Over the years corrosive cleaning chemicals have weakened the gates. Occasionally they suffer an escapee! They will be replacing the latches too so all animals stay safe and confined. Goff says the exterior doors fall prey to those same chemicals and have become very thin forcing the shelter to pay very high utility bills! The money will also pay to replace them! Daily costs are still hard to meet so Goff asks that you still donate bleach, Purina dog and cat food, and old towels and blankets you can spare and of course your time! Go to SEMO-pets-dot-org to learn more on giving and volunteering. The Cape West Rotary is also donating 4-hundred service hours to these repair projects.

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