DeKalb Humane Society extends hours

The DeKalb Humane Society is making several changes to better serve the community.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017 9:19 PM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 9:19 PM

BUTLER, Ind. (WFFT) - The DeKalb Humane Society is making several changes to better serve the community.

One of the changes includes extending hours.

"Focusing on the animals and what's best for them," said Kelly Collins-Ross, DeKalb Humane Society director.

That's the focus of many changes happening at the shelter.

Kelly Collins-Ross was recently named director as part of a long-term goal.

"We've seen a big up in many people coming out. A lot more so in the mornings than I did in the evenings like I thought," said Collins - Ross.

DeKalb Humane Society board president Carolyn Shelton said many of these changes are part of the shelter's long term goals.

Another goal, is applying for a grant so the shelter can expand.

"I'm hoping if it's approved, to purchase land and start making plans to build a new building. We are outgrowing this building. This building is very old. and it's showing it's wear and tear," said Shelton.

The new facility would include a better air filtration system, more room and an expanded quarantine area for sick animals.

Shelton said some of the changes are already underway so it would be a smooth transition when the new facility becomes a reality.

This includes a new software system.

"To enter all of the animal information for tracking purposes, medication, anything we do with each animal. It's a very helpful program and we can offer statistics rapidly," said Shelton.

The DeKalb Humane Society remains a no kill shelter.

New hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

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