Humane Society pays off property

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The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has paid off the land it purchased for $325,000 last year on Old Olympic Highway.


The land is at 1743 Old Olympic Highway and includes 9.5 acres plus several buildings that can be used for administrative space and to shelter animals.


A dog kennel building must be built before the humane society can move its operations to the new location.


“We are so grateful to our donors and supporters who made it possible for us to pay off the land in less than one year,” Mary Beth Wegener, executive director of the shelter, said.


“Our staff and volunteers are very excited about moving to the new location and providing a better environment for the animals in our care,” she said.


The board of directors is in the planning stages for the new facility with a goal of moving to the property in late 2014 or early 2015.


The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The society shelters and cares for animals of all types. A private, nonprofit corporation, the society is financed primarily by private donations and gifts. No animals are turned away and annually approximately 2,000 animals pass through the doors of the facility.


For more information or to volunteer, call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 457-8206.

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