- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Humane Society says it’s getting a $2 million lead gift in its effort to raise money toward the construction of a Detroit animal care center.

Funding announced Wednesday is from the Dresner Foundation. The new facility will be just blocks away from the group’s current Detroit shelter.

The Humane Society says will cost $15.5 million to build the 34,000-square-foot facility. The “Hope is Building” campaign has raised $9 million.

The future MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus would offer improved animal housing, an expanded veterinary center, a new home for the Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Department, dog and cat rehabilitation areas and a community dog park.

Construction has started and completion is scheduled by early 2016. MHS moved into its current Detroit shelter in the 1920s.




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