New Animal Shelter
Updates, Scope of Project
In January of 2015, the Humane Society of Mason County purchased 5 acres of property with plans to eventually build office space and an animal shelter. The property is between Belfair and Allyn, on North Mason School Rd. behind the High School and practice field.
This has been a long process just to get to this point. The plan has been to build in stages as building a shelter to serve the community and animals of Mason County is a large task to take on and an expensive one. So far, a survey of the property has been completed, a well has been installed, initial septic plans reviewed, as well as electrical infrastructure approved by PUD#3.
There have been some setbacks with this project that have slowed the progress due to permitting with Mason County as well as with the potential of the Belfair Bypass planning affecting the property. We believe we have worked through these issues and are moving forward. Our next steps for 2020 is to clear the property, install a driveway access, fence it off for security and safety, install electrical infrastructure, and get the well activated. After these items are completed, we can move on to site planning and initial building design work.
We are excited about this project as it has been many years in the making and we welcome any volunteers interested in helping us raise funds or contribute their building expertise toward reaching this goal.