BANGOR – Following years of preparation, the staff at the Bangor Humane Society is excited to announce that construction to improve their facility is underway.
That includes phase one of the project, removal of an incinerator. Executive Director Suzan Prendergast said it’s no longer needed due to the large decrease in the euthanasia rate.
“Now our euthanasia rate is less than 5 percent, right now, it’s actually less than 3 percent. And so it’s just not cost effective to have it and we don’t need it any longer” says Prendergast “so it’s valuable space in our building that we can use for something else.”
She said the reconstruction plan has been in the works for about 3 years.
Over the next 10 months, the current building will undergo changes that include new cat condos, a different lobby layout, a new entrance and an expanded parking lot.
Prendergast is asking the public to remain patient as the renovations happen, and says they will be fully operational as the project takes place.