The new Fulton County Humane Society’s auxiliary board met March 24 and a capital campaign was initiated.
The campaign will continue for six months with a goal of $250,000. Funds will go toward purchasing and renovating a building for a shelter.
The effort is off to a good start with $25,000 now in the fund.
The group is considering the purchase of the Springhill Kennel building on State Route 108.
A goal for the shelter is to create play areas for dogs to interact. A well-adjusted dog can suffer greatly when kept in a cage unable to interact with other dogs.
Springhill already has dog kennels in place, but some modifications will be needed to prevent the “prison” image of a dog warehouse.
The facility will also need a veterinary room for surgery and examinations, along with an isolation room for new arrivals and animals in recovery.
An additional modification will be needed to house cats. Agreeable cats will also be able to interact with one another.
Two adoption rooms are needed for people to privately mingle with their potential pets.
A final goal for the facility is to create a fenced-in dog park with trails, benches and play equipment.
Plans can be viewed at the organization’s website: FultonHumaneSociety.com.
The next meeting of the Humane Society is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 7, in the Fulton County Administration Building (driver’s license bureau), located at 152 S. Fulton St. in Wauseon. Use the west entrance. The building will be open for 15 minutes and then locked due to the time of day.
For more information about the organization, call 888/335-3916.