WAUSEON, Ohio — The Fulton County Humane Society has a new building after being given short notice to vacate the building out of which it currently operates.
The organization posted on Facebook that an anonymous donor gave them a 10,000+ square foot building. The property includes 3 1/4 acres located near Archbold at 22450 CR-F.
Stephanie Moore, the office manager, said the eviction notice earlier this year was especially difficult because it's a busy time of year for the Fulton County Humane Society.
"On a day-to-day basis, we receive so many phone calls. Especially right now, people want to surrender their animals," Moore said.
Fulton County Humane Society representatives said Thursday that the legal paperwork is still in the works, but they hope to be able to move in before the end of the year.
While the news is positive, organization leaders say it's going to take a lot of work to get ready to make the transition.
The humane society is still raising money for things like tearing up carpeting, cleaning, painting, maintenance and work on heating and cooling systems. They'll also need to rework the interior to accommodate kennels.
The new building needs fencing, kennels, a refrigerator, dishwasher, utility sinks, cleaning supplies and a washer and dryer.
"We have started a GoFundMe page. We need that money to be able to invest in the building and make the changes to make it suitable for the animals that we have," said Moore. "But also, we want to do so much more to serve our community with new programs that we can extend out to everyone."