Animal shelters aren't known for being swanky places, but the Detroit branch of the Michigan Humane Society currently deals with some outstandingly dreadful digs. Imagine one of those Sarah McLachlan commercials, add several hundred more animals, cram them inside a 114-year-old factory in the North End, and you've pretty much got it.
Fortunately, relief is in sight. The MHS is planning to construct a $15.5M complex called the Detroit Animal Care Campus near Clay Street and the I-75 service drive. Basically, it's a state-of-the-art facility capable of helping many more animals through medical care, shelter, cruelty prevention, and training future vets. MHS has all the bells and whistles on their website, as well instructions for anyone interested in donating to the cause. If fundraising is successful, officials expect the facility to be ready in 2016.
· Michigan Humane Society [Official]
· Humane Society building space for animals in Detroit [Freep]