Naperville Humane Society overhauling its facilities

A cat waits to be adopted at the Naperville Area Humane Society facility. |  Susan Frick Carlman~Sun-Times Media
A cat waits to be adopted at the Naperville Area Humane Society facility. | Susan Frick Carlman~Sun-Times Media

The Naperville Area Humane Society is kicking off an overhaul of its sheltering facilities with a campaign promoting adoption of the homeless dogs and cats now housed in the crates and pens on Diehl Road.

Through May 12, the “Renovation Celebration” will enable households approved for adopting a pet to bring home a cat or dog at a deep discount. Puppies cost $150, which is $100 less than the usual fee, and grown dogs are going for $100. An adult cat can be adopted for $5, a kitten for $75. Included in all adoption fees is an initial veterinary exam, spaying or neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations and a microchip.

Plans for renovating the 26-year-old shelter include kennel upgrades and other work. According to Angie Wood, outgoing executive director, safety comes first.

“Peeling paint, stains on the floor, and poorly working kennel enclosures equal an unhealthy, unsafe, and unhappy environment for everyone, dogs and people alike,” Wood said in a news release.

The expected cost of just more than $125,000 will be covered from donations and the shelter’s endowment fund, Wood said.

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