More support for BHS

Fifth Sun Apparel donates $250,000 for the nonprofit’s new location

The Butte Humane Society is inching closer to opening its new facility off Garner Lane in north Chico.

On Tuesday (Nov. 12), the nonprofit announced it had taken in $250,000 from Fifth Sun Apparel—one of the largest local donations the animal welfare group has receieved. BHS Executive Director Katrina Woodcox (pictured) called it “very generous and much appreciated.”

So far, BHS has raised nearly $8 million toward its goal of $11 million. Currently, the nonprofit is scattered across three outdated, overcrowded facilities. It is obtaining permits and anticipates breaking ground next year. The new facility will increase its animal housing capacity by 66 percent.