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Just this year the Calhoun County Humane Society has saved the largest amount of animals they've ever helped, making the expansion come at the perfect time.

"We wanted to be able to get our own place, so we can continue to help the animals," said Calhoun County Humane Society Volunteer Melodie Griffith.

Its been a two-year-long-journey for the Calhoun County Humane Society, as they have been raising money for a new building. Just recently, the humane society exceeded their goal of $750,000 dollars to build a bigger and better facility.

"We did bake sales, pictures with Santa, the pumpkin patch, adoptions, you name it, we've done it," said Griffith.

The Humane Society is currently using a facility owned by the City of Port Lavaca, and they are starting to outgrow the space.

"We will have 30 kennels as opposed to the 17 we have now. We have 11 cat kennels , and we will have 34 in the new building. That's a big difference. A lot more animals can be saved," said Griffith.

Volunteer Melodie Griffith says after Hurricane Harvey, the shelter been saving more animals than ever before.

"We've saved almost 800 animals just this year, and that's the most that's ever been saved through this shelter," said Griffith.

The Humane Society has saved almost 800 animals this year, and just last year the shelter saved 500.

With the numbers rapidly growing, the bigger building is essential for the Calhoun County Humane Society.

The new building will be twice the size of the current facility, with double the kennels for both the cats and dogs.

Griffith says the volunteers work hard to make the animals ready to be family members, but they can only do so much.

"We have to say its time for someone else to step up because their lives are worth it," said Griffith.

The new location should hopefully open in six months.
Click here to learn more about the Calhoun County Humane Society.
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