Some big changes are coming to the Nebraska Humane Society as they are preparing to renovate their shelter for the first time in 20 years.
The Humane Society announced the $14 million project on Monday. The renovation will rehabilitate 37,000 square feet of existing space.
Humane society CEO Nancy Hintz says, "We've really worked hard to make sure that we could incorporate everything that we can think of to be able to reduce the animal stress while we have them here and expedite their placement into forever homes."
They are honoring the former CEO with the creation of the Judy Varner Adoption and Education Center. Renovations will include modified dog kennels, larger housing for cats and a designated area for birds, turtles, rabbits and other animals. Construction will start in November, and work will be complete in 2020.
The shelter will remain open during renovations.