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Humane Society hopes to see lower electric bills

Dear Editor,

We, the Board of Directors for the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, are writing in response to the article published May 11, 2017, titled “Magistrates question rising electric bill at new animal shelter.” We have recently become aware of the utilities and the change in comparison to our former, smaller, dilapidated facility.

First, we would like to commend our elected officials for being good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars. Questions like these help to foster frugality and hold individuals accountable.

The Katherine E. Nelsen Adoption Center is indeed larger; providing the space to better care for the animals, cleanly store food and isolate healthy adoptable dogs from those still in need of immunizations or still under the supervision of Boyle County Animal Control.

The facility now offers programmable thermostats which will be set to provide a healthy environment for the animals, not necessarily comparable to that of one’s home.

Window treatments have been added to block afternoon sunlight in the warmer months and to insulate during the cold winter months.

Let’s hope we see improved numbers now that the old facility has been disconnected and other energy-efficient practices have been initiated. We appreciate the continued partnership and support from our local government officials and will work to maximize efficient practices as we strive to maintain our mission.

Fizzy Ramsey

on behalf of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society Board of Directors