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The Humane Society’s new headquarters looks like a pretty hopping place.
There are hundreds – perhaps thousands – of unwanted animals in need of care and treatment in Shelby County, and the society through its private fund-raising and a generous donation for Shelby County Fiscal Court now has a facility that should help address those needs.
We have in the past been critical of animal organizations for their insular approach to these problems. They were separate but equal in reaching out into the communities and handling individual problems.
The Humane Society was not spared in that criticism, but we will admit now that we believe the money it generated and the facility it is opening this week is something to be celebrated by all animal lovers.
It greatly expands capabilities not only for its own efforts but also by process should alleviate some pressure on the other groups and their efforts as well.
We can dream of a day when there are only one or two facilities in Shelby County that handle all animal needs and coordinates all efforts.
But we also can howl at this shining new refuge for Fido and Tabitha and other furry and 4-legged friends.
Now on to Phase II.