New Building FundIn 1892, a group of compassionate and civic-minded citizens of Howard County formed the Kokomo Humane Society, to care for lost, unwanted and abandoned animals. Sixty years later, the Kokomo Humane Society built the animal shelter that now stands at 713 north Elizabeth Street. In the years since, a patchwork of rooms and buildings have been added to the original block building to accommodate the growing number of homeless animals that come to the Humane Society every day, year in and year out.
Now, more than sixty years after the original shelter was built, the Kokomo Humane Society has made the decision to build again. The new building will encompass the many changes made in the technology of animal sheltering over the past two decades, including adequate air circulation, noise abatement, ventilation to promote the health of the animals, and housing that displays adoptable animals to best advantage for their re-homing. The Humane Society will move from its current site on Elizabeth Street to a more accessible, more visible site at the corner of Home Avenue and Hoffer Street.
The new shelter will be a vital, integral part of our community, with educational facilities, grooming room for shelter animals, triage to care for animals coming into the shelter and a spay-neuter area to be opening in the future. There will be more room, more acreage and, as a result, more recognition of the Kokomo Humane Society as a leader in animal sheltering and adoption.
To accomplish this, we need your help. The new building, furnishings and outbuildings are estimated to cost $2 million. The Kokomo humane Society is a private, grassroots nonprofit organization which does not receive funds from national humane organizations, the federal government or the state government. Though we receive animal control funds from local governments, these monies go directly toward caring for Howard County's homeless pets. You can be part of this vital project by committing your donations to the Kokomo Humane Society's Capital Campaign Fund. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Won't you help change the world for the dogs, cats, small animals and livestock without homes in Howard County? Your donation can make it happen! Call us at 765-452-6224, extension 23 to talk about the possibilities!