Paws and Claws Prepping for New Home

Paws and Claws

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ROCHESTER, MN — An area humane society does not have exactly what you would call an efficient space to house animals, but soon that will not be an issue.

Those at the Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester are packing some things and selling others to raise funds for new items for the pets.

That is because they are getting ready to move into their brand new building funded mostly by community donations.

“The current building we are in now is an animal hospital and then the building next door for the dogs was actually a law office. We kind of converted them both into an animal shelter and it’s really not an efficient use of space for animals,” said Shelter Manager Tanya Johnson.

She said it will also be nice to own their building.

“We currently rent this building so we are making do with what we have. Our new shelter will be state of the art, meant to have animals in it and just be a better facility and healthier environment for the animals,” Johnson said.

She said the new building will have separate HVAC systems for disease control plus better cleaning equipment.

They will be moving next week and are planning a ribbon cutting for that Friday.

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