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Shelter breaks ground for new addition

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011

The Huntington County Humane Shelter, 390 Thurman Poe Way, broke ground Tuesday, November 22 for its new addition to the shelter. The new $126,000 addition is the first of two phases of work to be completed, with the second phase to include renovation of the existing building. The shelter has raised about $250,000 toward their goal, according to Pat Merckx, and that if cuts need to be made to the project she guaranteed that it will not affect the animals that are sheltered there. She continued, “To see our goals come to fruition, the shelter needs to raise an additional $80-$100,000 to complete the entire project.” If you would like to help the shelter, contact Merckx by phone at (260) 519-1804 or through e-mail at

Pictured in the photo on front row from left to right are Pat Merckx, Ed Welling, Dee Hoffman, Jean Wilson, Angie Haneline, Steve Goodman and Dee Foster. Back row from left to right: Amber Beghtel, Mary Rothgeb, Rose Sober, Tom Farney, Chamber of Commerce ambassador Jennifer McCloskey, Tanya Pepple, Brittanie Scheiber, Dale Rice, Rebecca Sandlin and Sharon Laupp.