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Building Hope

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By Heather Sawaski

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) -- Hundreds of animals in Wood County will soon be getting a new home. But first, they need a little help from the community.

The South Wood County Humane Society launched a public campaign for it's new building fund Tuesday night. It's called "Building Hope," named after this a pup, Hope, who was brought in from a puppy mill and adopted front he shelter earlier this year.

The public was welcomed to the new building shelter leaders hope to purchase. They've been working for over a year now to raise money for a new building. It'll cost about $450,000 to purchase and remodel.

"Currently right now we're at about 3,000 square feet in the facility we're at and this building, as it stands now, is about 7,000 square feet," said shelter director Phil Hartley. "When we finish remodeling, it will end up over 8,000 square feet which is a huge difference in what we're dealing with. We're way to cramped where we are now."

The director hopes to have the money raised sometime this summer.

If you'd like to help out, click here.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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