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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/12/13) – The Hopkins Co. Humane Society (HCHS) is moving right along in the building progress of the new site location on Laffoon Trail in Madisonville, located just next to the Hopkins Co. Detention Center on the other side of the pond.

Downey Professional Construction Company of Madisonville is handling all of the contracting, along with other companies sub-contracted to do specific work, such as electricity wiring, plumbing, and other specific building maintenance.
 
The current shelter at 319 Dulin Street was established as The Hopkins County Humane Society in the late 1960’s, with room additions being added to the building over time. Due to the natural aging and wear and tear that occurs on any building in 40 years’ time, along with the overwhelming need for more space for the animals, the HCHS Board members took initiative, implementing plans to build a new site, which will tentatively be scheduled for completion at the end of this month. The HCHS is funded by grants, community donations, and coal severance tax money.
 
HCHS Manager Charles Gentry said that there may be some slight delays in the completion of the structure and the move into the building from Dulin Street, setting the finalization back to possibly May of this year.
 
“We are really trying to get all our ducks in a row before moving in completely, and you never know what may pop up,” said Gentry. Even after the building is complete, there will still be plenty left to do inside, which Gentry said County workers will be finishing, such as cage installment, and other physical labor entailed in getting the space ready for the nearly 150 plus pets the HCHS has in custody as of now, house between the building itself and foster homes.
 
The new building is over one and a half times larger than the current site they’re in now. “There will be lots of benefits to the move,” Gentry continued. “The new building will be more sanitary, so the animals will have a healthier environment to live in. There will be a better drainage system and better ventilation so illness isn’t spread easily throughout the building. We’ll have a larger quarantine area to house the pets that are sick, so we can care for more of them at once without infecting other animals before moving them into general population.” Gentry included that they plan on “upping the standards all the way around,” including medical care and vaccinations.
 
Along with the benefits of moving into a new building itself, the HCHS move will also benefit the Hopkins County Detention Center and ultimately the community as a whole by allowing eligible inmates from the jail to volunteer their time and service at the shelter, possibly even getting work for time credit on their sentences. Currently there is only one inmate volunteering at the Dulin St. location, but with the new building being located directly next to the jail, this will enable easier transport, and more space with greater demand for service to apply their time.
 
Though there is still quite a bit of work to be done in order for the HCHS move to be complete, the process is moving forward. SurfKY News will keep the community posted on the site as progresses.
 
The HCHS is always accepting donations of pet food, cat litter, newspapers, bleach, old towels and blankets, print paper, office supplies, laundry detergent, and totes and containers for storage. If you would like to donate, visit 319 Dulin Street in Madisonville or call (270) 821-8965. This is also the direct phone line to call for Animal Control if you see a pet being abused, neglected, abandoned, or if it appears to be overly aggressive or ill. You may log on to HCHS homepage.
 
Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News
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