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Animals of Dubuque Regional Humane Society happy in new home

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

200 cats, dogs and other animals in Dubuque have a brand new home twice the size of their old one.

The Dubuque Regional Humane Society is moving into its new space this week. The former building was some 20 years old and too small for the organization's growing needs.

In addition to being an adoption site, new president and CEO Maria Benham said she hopes the new location will also act as a community center for pets and their owners.

"We want to do boarding for animals and we also have a pet park that we're putting in, in the backyard," Benham said, "so people will be able to use our facility as a place to play with their animals."

She also said the new space has classroom area for obedience classes for dogs and their owners.

The community is invited to attend a "ribbon-chewing" event Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and explore the Dubuque Regional Humane Society's new and improved facilities at 4242 Chavenelle Road.

More information on the DRHS' hours of operation and pet adoption policies is on its website HERE.

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