Zionsville Times Sentinel

February 26, 2014

Humane Society gains land for county shelter

By Sarah Lang For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — The Humane Society for Boone County got just what it was hoping for at its first-ever Fur Ball fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 22. The fundraiser was held to raise money so the shelter-less society could eventually build a home. Not only did it surpass its $20,000 fundraising goal at the event, the society also accepted a very special donation — 6.2 acres of land on which to build. “There was a standing ovation; everybody was yelling, cheering, clapping, it was great,” board President Mike Hancock said of the donation announcement at the Fur Ball. “Everybody’s pumped up about it and looking forward to the next big thing.” Whitestown land development company, Valenti-Held, donated the land to the humane society. The society has been operating in Boone County for seven years without a physical location, relying on area volunteers to rescue and care for homeless animals. The donated land is located at 4329 Perry Worth Road, next to GreenCycle of Indiana. Hancock said the board knew that property might be available a few months ago, but it has since been reconfigured with the addition of the new off-ramp from I-65 to Albert S. White Boulevard. Perry Worth Road became a dead end at GreenCycle, which will work even better for the society now, Hancock said. They can walk dogs and not worry about traffic on the road. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.