Growing demand leads to new building
By James Card
Board members, volunteers, staffers, donors and friends of the Waupaca Humane Society grabbed gold shovels and donned hard hats for a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 6.
The one-story building will be 1,700 square feet and have an exam room, X-ray room, surgery and recovery room, pharmacy and kennel space.
The buildings will be intentionally separate. New animals are quarantined before they can be near other animals and if an outbreak were to occur, animals can be isolated in one building.
More outdoor kennels will be added and the new building will have a reception area.
Bayland Buildings Inc is the contractor and work will start immediately with the pouring of a slab and then it will be a race to get as much done before the cold weather sets in.
It is slated to be finished sometime in the spring of 2024.
“Demand for our services continues to grow,” said Raymond “Skip” Hansen.
He said many people use the Humane Society’s affordable veterinary services.