Humane Society groundbreaking ceremony


>>A STORY POSITIVELY JAX TODAY MARK THE FIRST DAY OF CONSTRUCTION FOR THE JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION EDUCATION CENTER. NEW BUILDING WILL REPLACE THE TEMPORARY STRUCTURE THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE SINCE THE 2007 FIRE. CRYSTAL WAS THERE FOR TODAY’S GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY.>>PASSING BY THE JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY OFF BEACH BOULEVARD YOU WILL NOTICE MORE FLAT THAN USUAL. SOME OF THE STRUCTURE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEMONTHLY ISSUED. WHETHER A CAT LOVER OR A DOG LOVER THIS IS CONSTRUCTION EVERYONE CAN BE EXCITED ABOUT.>>I JUST REMEMBER A LOT OF FEAR AND SORROW. WATCHING THE BUILDINGS COME DOWN. ANIMAL RUNNING AROUND. WE HAVE TO GATHER THEM ALL. THE FIREFIGHTERS DOING AMAZING THINGS. ANN WAS THERE AS THE FIRE DESTROYED THE SHELTER IN 2007. 86 ANIMALS DIED.>>WE HAVE NOTHING BUT WE GOT TOGETHER. WE SET OUR ENTIRE STAFF DOWN WHAT MAKES US WORK.>>BACK UP AND RUNNING IN LESS THAN A WEEK. THEY WORK OUT OF THESE TEMPORARY BUILDINGS FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS. IT’S HORRIBLE. IT’S REALLY, REALLY HOT. UNCOMFORTABLE.>>NOW RISING FROM THE ASHES.>>IT’S EMOTIONAL FOR EVERYONE.>>BREAKING GROUND ON THIS NEW 40,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY PROVIDING CLIMATE CONTROL HOUSING FOR THE ANIMAL AND INCLUDE ADOPTION AND EDUCATION CENTER. STAFF WORKING HARD TO KEEP THE DOORS OPEN THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS. MOVING ANIMAL FROM PLACE TO PLACE. AND THEY HAVE DONE WITNESS A SMILE ON THEIR FACE.>>ALL BE WORTH IT TO GIVE OUR 4 LEGGED FRIEND MORE COMFORTABLE TRANSITION TO THE FOREVER FAMILY.>>WE INTENT TO DISPEL EVERY SINGLE MYTH WE HAVE EVER HAD ABOUT WHAT AN ANIMAL SHELTER LOOKS LIKE SMELLS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE.>>THE NEW JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY BUILDING IS EXPECTED TO BE UP AND RUNNING BY SUMMER OF 2017. OF COURSE THEY STILL NEED SOME FUNDING THEY ONLY HAVE ABOUT FUNDING THEY ONLY HAVE ABOUT 8.5 MILLION OF THE 15 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WILL TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT AND MAKE A DONATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE AND WE POSTED THE INFORMATION IN THE STORY.

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