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Local humane society readies for new shelter

November 2nd, 2012 - 8:42am

(Port Angeles) -- The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is moving closer to building a new animal shelter.

This week, the organization released results of a fundraising feasibility study.

And humane society executive director Mary Beth Wegener says they also closed on a 9 1/2 acre property between Port Angeles and Sequim along Old Olympic Highway.

Wegener says the feasibility study shows the community could support a $1.2 million-dollar fundraising effort to build a 10-thousand square foot animal shelter on the new site. It also says the society needs to bring in new board members and tighten some of its policies. The study also says the local humane society should start an advisory board. The study recommended it also open a small, adoption- only center in Sequim before moving out of the shelter in Port Angeles.

The humane society contracted with Arizona-based Animal Shelter Fundraising to conduct a three-month fundraising feasibility study this past summer.

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