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New animal shelter, adoption center set to open in Kingman

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – After a number of years of planning, a brand new animal shelter and adoption center is set to open in Kingman. The new facility greater than doubles the capability of the earlier, non-owned shelter.

The Kingman County Humane Society is placing the ending touches on the brand new constructing that features 20 new canine kennels. Those kennels had been bought in May and had been sitting in Chicago, awaiting transportation to the brand new facility that has room for them.

The kennels had been lastly shipped final week and arrived Thursday, simply in time for an open home on Saturday, Nov. 20 for the brand new facility referred to as the Kingman County Adoption and Rescue Center.

Kingman Humane Society stated Executive Director CJ Jergenson it is a venture that started on the first of the yr. While celebrating the power’s completion and introducing it to the general public, she stated the open home can even function a celebration for the humane society’s twentieth anniversary.

The open home for the brand new animal shelter and adoption center will embrace raffles and meals, in addition to possibilities to see animals up for adoption. A ten-month-old canine named Sandy can be stepping up because the humane society’s ambassador canine on the shelter. Jorgenson stated Sandy has been blind since beginning on the Kingman County’s soon-to-be former shelter and had 5 siblings that had been all adopted.

The laid again pup, Jergenson described as “very friendly,” and loving everybody will spend the remainder of his life, serving to KHS promote the shelter and advocate for fellow animals in want of endlessly houses

“We fell in love with Sandy, so Sandy’s just gonna live out his life with us,” Jergenson stated.

You can study extra concerning the Kingman County Humane Society, see animals up for adoption and how one can assist the group by way of donations or volunteer/fostering efforts on its web site.

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