A new home is to be built for the Benton Franklin Humane Society on four acres of property recently acquired in East Kennewick. There have been quite a few animal related stories in our Tri City area in the past couple of years and this no-kill shelter will triple the size of the current facility, thus allowing an increase in the number of animals housed.
The Port of Kennewick sold the land located at 1710 E. Seventh Avenue in Kennewick. The Humane Society has been involved in a capital campaign to raise the necessary $2 million. People interested in making donations to complete the shelter can visit their website: www.bfhs.com and designate that the monies go to the new shelter, rather than everyday operations costs, if that is what you wish. If sending a check, indicate that in the memo line.
BFHS is also prepping for their annual Crab Feed 2010 which will be January 23rd from 3pm to 8 pm at St. Joseph’s PAC located at 901 W. 4th Avenue in Kennewick. This fundraiser is for the facility’s general operating costs. Call 374-4235 for more information.