Many volunteers and thousands of dollars worth of donations have come together to help renovate and improve the Anderson Humane Society’s Adoption Center. Today, local officials including Judge Executive Orbrey Gritton and the Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated center.
According to Dennis Scaraub from the humane society, nearly $4000 was donated in the past few months to the renovation fund. In addition, a number of local companies donated supplies for the renovations. Walmart donated most of the new vinyl flooring and paint for the walls. The state contributed a computer and the city donated gravel.
The renovations included completely replacing the floor in the main adoption center area, new paint in soothing colors, new baseboards, HVAC repair, stainless steel grates in the dog kennels, roofing over the exterior cat area, new office furniture, and new cabinetry and sink for the bathroom. “We’re pleased,” Dennis said while commenting how the renovations turned out.
In addition to the renovations, the society also received a van from Central Kentucky Tack and Leather in Lexington. The van will be used to help transport items to and from the society’s many events held each year. “We needed one for adoption events and for our rummage sale,” Karen Tucker, president of the society, said.
The adoption center will also be receiving a new sign to distinguish it from the animal control building. According to Dennis, the sign maker is donating his labor to create the sign, and it will be installed within the next week or so.