Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Humane Society of Missouri Expands with New Maryland Heights Facility

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Humane Society of Missouri Expands with New Maryland Heights Facility

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS * The Humane Society of Missouri is opening its Best Buddy Adoption Center and Animal Medical Center of Mid-America this week.

For pet adopters, said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri, the facility will provide a "wonderful" experience that features a state-of-the-art Integrated Pain Management Center and innovative animal housing all within welcoming architecture.

"One of the things we are proud of is it offers state-of-the-art care and top-notch treatment, as we have two full-time shelter veterinarians," said Warnick. "The new facility is extremely colorful, cheerful and happy, and allows natural light which is fabulous for animals to experience daylight."

A combination of animal rescue and sheltering, veterinary services and education programs in the facility is set to transform and elevate the animal welfare industry, she said.

Sitting on 2 acres at the intersection of Page Avenue and Schuetz Road, the two-level, 44,000-square-foot building will accommodate more than 400 animals at a time. This doubles the number of animals that the previous Maryland Heights facility could hold.

Individual, foundation and corporate donations to the New Horizons Capital Campaign conducted by the Humane Society of Missouri over the past four years helped pay for the $16 million facility. …

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