As the Tri-Cities continues to expand, we see a need for increased services.  Among these services is the care of abandon pets.  The Benton-Franklin Humane Society made a move from Pasco to its current location in Kennewick and immediately there was talk of building a new facility. The visionaries saw the need for a larger “no kill” animal adoption center.  Until December 2007 it was simply talk without action until Roger James, a retired chemist, made a donation of $109,000. That donation started the process of acquiring land and designing a new facility. The goal was to raise $2 million dollars for the project.  That project is moving forward and collecting donation to make the dream possible.

The new facility will be at 1710 East 7th Avenue in Kennewick. It will be able to triple the number of animals receiving care from 40 to 120.  In 2009, the present shelter found homes for 687 unwanted animals.

If you are like me, you believe pets add to our quality of life. Sparky has been my office dog for years and our family has had dogs since I have been married for over 40 years.  If you consider this to be a worthwhile project, you can make a donation to BFHS, 8620 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336.