Pups get new pad

City animal shelter’s new 38-run kennel is fully constructed

Pet lovers interested in adopting a dog from the Butte Humane Society will be shepherded to a new facility beginning this week.

The city of Chico’s new 38-run dog kennel is fully constructed and ready to house BHS’ adoptable dogs, while some other work at the Fair Street shelter, including ADA accessibility and a new prefabricated dog-adoption-center building, are nearing completion. Tracy Mohr, the shelter’s animal-services manager, gave the CN&R a tour of the new facility on Tuesday (Jan. 15), as the structure was temporarily being used to house the shelter’s stray dogs.

Those animals had previously been kept in makeshift outdoor kennels behind the shelter’s main office, while the adoptable dogs lived within the attached indoor kennels. Moving forward, stray dogs will be housed in that attached facility, making overall conditions more sanitary, and ensuring the dogs are warmer in the winter months and cool during the summer, Mohr said.