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Alliston & District Humane Society realizes a dream 0

Miriam King

The Alliston & District Humane Society will build its long-awaited animal shelter, thanks to a Federal-Provincial infrastructure grant.

On Dec. 19, MP Helena Guergis and then-Minister of Culture, the Hon. Aileen Carroll, announced that the federal and provincial governments will provide 2/3rds funding, totalling $533,334. The Humane Society must raise the final third. Construction on the 3,600 sq. ft. facility will begin this Spring, at a 50 acre property on the 4th Line of Adjala-Tosorontio.

The ADHS is an affiliate of the Ontario Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and serves an area that includes Cookstown, New Tecumseth, Schomberg and Adjala-Tos.

To make a donation to the ADHS, visit www.allistonhumane.ca and click on "Donate Now", or mail to Alliston & District Humane Society, P.O. Box 378, Beeton, ON L0G 1A0. To arrange for a donation pick-up call 705-458-9038 and leave a message. Charitable receipts are available for all donations of $10 or more.