Tuesday, 15 November 2011 07:59
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) _ The city of Spearfish is putting $30,000
into renovating a building that houses the local Humane Society
The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the
Western Hills Humane Society building is in need of new insulation
and several other upgrades to bring it up to code.
Director Sharleen Bergum says she's grateful for the financial
assistance because the improvements will benefit the animals and
reduce utility expenses that have been nearing $1,000 a month.
Bergum says the building was so poorly insulated that when
temperatures dropped below freezing, pipes would freeze, crack and
leak water onto the floor below.
Renovation work started in mid-October.
Later this month, crews will install a steel ceiling, which will
help with the overall structure of the building.
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