The Central Dakota Humane Society north of Mandan is adding on to its current complex in hopes of making space for roughly 70 additional animals.

The addition to the complex will house cats and office space at the non-kill animal shelter. All this while money is still being raised to build a larger facility in southeast Bismarck.

The new addition for the cats is said to be an upgrade from the current cat building, which is in poor repair, and is unstable, should there be a threat from severe weather. The new addition to the complex will not only house cats, but will also be used to quarantine sick animals from the general animal population. The completion date for the project is February 1.

While this project is in the works, another structure set on eight acres at the Missouri Valley Complex in Burleigh County is looking to be built by 2019. The Humane Society's board of directors has indicated that to date, just $1 million of the $5 million needed to build the larger facility in southeast Bismarck has been raised.

Source: Bismarck Tribune