Groundbreaking at the Leflore Humane Society

Work has begun at the Leflore Humane Society located near Cypress and Baldwin Road.

It's been two since the ceremonial groundbreaking, but now crews are out with heavy equipment to begin work on the new shelter.

The facility will be more than 6,000 sq ft, and will house more than 150 animals. The city and county have both been instrumental in the project.

Construction was scheduled months ago, however due to the weather, there has been delays.

Aubrey Whittington, President of the Humane Society says the current shelter located on Ion Road was built back in 1970, and is now falling apart. She says she's excited about the construction of the new facility.

"Very excited I've been waiting 50 years. It's probably 2 in a half time as big as we have now, and we're not wanting more animals, we want to be able to spread our animals out to other pens instead of 4 to 5 to a cage. Now we can put 1 or 2. It'll be more healthier and sociable for the animals and better for the community to come out and see them."

There is no estimated time frame for the facility to be completed. The Humane Society is still seeking volunteers, and donations. For more information you can visit the website at leflorehumanesociety.org.

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