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Humane Society of Greater Akron to move animals to new Twinsburg location

By jim Published: March 12, 2010

The Humane Society of Greater Akron is set to make the move to Twinsburg on Monday, March 29th.

Read the full press release after the jump.

PENINSULA, Ohio March 11, 2010 --- "Dreams really do come true" is the feeling around the current Quick Road location of Pawsibilities, (R) the Humane Society of Greater Akron, because the move is beginning. On Monday, March 29, the animals will be transported to their new home at 7996 Darrow Road in Twinsburg Township.

We are truly realizing the dream for all of our animals to be in a new building. This has been a dream for years, and through the hard work and dedication of our Board, volunteers, staff and the community we are realizing a dream that many thought would never happen," said Board Chair Dawn Hartman.

Pawsibilities, (R) the Humane Society of Greater Akron entered into an agreement with the Summit County Port Authority to purchase the building in Twinsburg Township in December 2009. Hattie Larlham will be leasing space, moving their corporate offices and their Constant Companion Program, and opening a Doggie Day Care.

We will be moving the animals in on March 29 and then we will be closed to the public for adoptions for two weeks while we get the animals and staff acclimated to the new facility and protocols," said Executive Director Karen Conklin. The plan is to open the doors to the public on April 13 for adoptions, but depending on how the animals transition, that date could change. Conklin says "we will communicate the opening on our Facebook page - Humane Society of Greater Akron - and via our website at www.summithumane.org ."

We are thrilled for the community to visit our new location, but know the building has several more phases to be completely renovated. A public capital and endowment campaign is underway to finish the retrofit of the building and realize all of our dreams for our animals and for the community," said Conklin. In the immortal words of Gandhi we would like to believe that "the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated".

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