The City of Cold Lake has hired a firm to start conceptual plans to see if a suitable new building to house the Lakeland Humane Society (LHS) can be accommodated at its existing location.
“The Lakeland Humane Society provides a great service to our residents and is very well regarded throughout the region,” Mayor Craig Copeland said. “Our community is young and growing, and the society needs help to keep pace with the demand for the services it provides.”
The LHS operates independently of the City of Cold Lake, but provides the city’s pound-keeper services and pet licencing services under contract. The city is responsible for animal control and the enforcement of bylaws that govern the keeping of pets.
In late May, council approved a budget of $22,500 to prepare a site plan for the Lakeland Humane Society at its existing location. JMAA architecture has been retained to create the plans.
The Lakeland Humane Society has been raising money for the construction of a new building and is about 40 per cent of the way to its $2 million goal, and intends to begin construction once it has fundraised $1 million.
The society is located at 6220 50 Avenue in Cold Lake South. More information about the LHS and its capital fundraising campaign can be found atwww.lakelandhumanesociety.org.
Information on city bylaws and animal control can be found on the city’s website atwww.coldlake.com/content/municipal-enforcement.