The City of Cold Lake is helping the Lakeland Humane Society out in their goal of a new building. They’ve hired a firm to see if a new shelter can be built at the same site the current one is on.
“The Lakeland Humane Society provides a great service to our residents and is very well regarded throughout the region,” says Mayor Craig Copeland. “Our community is young and growing, and the society needs help to keep pace with the demand for the services it provides.”
The Humane Society is an independent not for profit organization, but has a contract with the city to provide pound-keeping for animal control and licensing for pets. In late May, council approved a budget of 22,500 dollars to prepare a site plan for the Lakeland Humane Society at its existing location. JMAA architecture has been retained to create the plans.
The Society has been raising money for a new building for years and is about 40 percent of the way to its 2 million dollar goal. The plan is to break ground once they cross the million dollar mark.