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Humane Society getting improvements

It's been a tough year for the Albany Humane Society. But things have finally started looking up. 

The facility had closed adoptions in April after a distemper outbreak. They reopened adoptions this month.

"We're almost cleared from that," said Donna Strickland, Executive Director. "We only have 6 more animals, which are still quarantined, but we are open for adoption."

Now, more good news - The organization has received a grant for some much needed improvements.

The dog food company Pedigree and the world help organization GreaterGood has awarded the facility $5,000 for beautification projects. They're also being given an equal dollar amount of free dog food.

" This is an older facility. So, just a little paint and spruce it up. It makes it more appealing to the public when they come in, for sure. The dog beds, getting them up off the concrete, so they can lay on them. We throw down blankets and sheets and things like that. So, to actually have raised dog beds would be wonderful."

Some of the updates have already begun, like painting the walls and kennel improvements. A group will gather next Sunday to complete the project, but they need some volunteers.

"I'd encourage everybody to come out," said Strickland. "We've got lots of wonderful pets just waiting on a good home."

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