SEK Humane Society opens new building for dogs

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The Southeast Kansas Humane Society has a new building that will help canines get through the dog days of this upcoming summer.

“It is a climate controlled indoor dog building we have ten runs for these dogs. That means they are inside, but they have a panel straight to the outside as well,” says Jasmine Kyle.

The $150,00 dollar donor funded building has fans and air conditioning that keep the temperature between 65 and 70 degrees, as well as sound absorption panels built by Fort Scott Community College students.

“We wanna make sure that every dog and cat for that matter is very comfortable and healthy while they stay with us,” says Kyle.

This is one of the latest improvements that staff and board members at the shelter are trying to make for their facility.

“It means we ‘re taking a further step forward honestly. I know that there’s a lot of plateau that some shelters get, they start to stay stable, but it’s not within this organization. Moving forward step by step every day, every single month,” says Kyle.

Including a recently renovated cat room and adding more outdoor pens.

“Our old outdoor pens were completely demolished. We are getting new exercise pens in here and also a mini dog park on top of that. We’re also getting fencing around the entire property,” says Kyle.

Cara Cobb is a staff member at SEK Humane Society that joined the organization last fall and is more than happy to be a part of a group that is doing improvement projects like the new dog building.

“I wish I would’ve came here to work sooner, but I’m glad I’m here now with all the expansions that’s going on. I’m so excited,” says Cara Cobb.

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