Although the Humane Society of the Calumet Area main shelter in Munster is a happy place filled with the sounds of barking dogs, meowing kittens, an occasional wisecrack from Pete the parrot, it can be noisy and filled with distractions.
However, that is not why the executive director is moving to the new location. We need the room not only at the Paws shop but also at the shelter.
The Paws shop on Highway Avenue in Highland has done so well we are bursting at the seams. Many donations we receive are stored in lockers for which we must pay each month.
As a board member, it isn't surprising that I would wholeheartedly support HSCA. We as a board have spent several years trying to determine the best practice for us to move forward.
It is true some "Paws" staff has left. They were not asked to leave. I don't know if we have lost some volunteers, but we have almost 600 on the books.
Opening day for the new and improved Paws is Aug. 31. Come check us out!
- State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond