Franklin County Humane Society needs new building

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Franklin County Humane Society has been in the same building for 50 years and people at the shelter say it’s time for an upgrade.

Since 2013, the shelter’s board has tried to build a new shelter but it’s been a slow process.

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First, it had to create a design and find a location.

After that, the board started negotiations with the city and county for money and those negotiations are still happening.

The project is estimated to be five million dollars.

So far, the shelter has raised about $600,000 and there’s two donors that have pledged $500,000 each.

The shelter still needs help and it’s been using #FundTheShelter on Facebook to raise awareness.

“We’re going to get a new shelter one way or the other. That’s the bottom line,” said Sam Marcus, Board President.

Once the project starts it could take about three years to complete.