Plum Creek Helps Humane Society

By Beacon Staff

Things are about to be a little quieter at the Humane Society of Northwest Montana and the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center in Kalispell. Thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Plum Creek Foundation, the shelter will be able to move forward with a soundproofing project early next year.

With three dog kennel areas, the Humane Society can be a noisy place and that’s not good for staff, volunteers and the animals themselves. The project is expected to cost $14,400, according to executive director Lori Heatherington.

“Although Humane Society visitors expect to hear barking dogs when visiting the adoption center, nothing prepares them for the volume of loud barking heard in the three dog kennel areas; the loud noise is nerve-racking and stressful for the dogs that live here,” Heatherington said.

The animal shelter serves the greater Flathead Valley and is committed to reducing pet overpopulation. It also provides pet food to families in need and pet education at local schools.

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