The Ontario County Humane Society has closed on a significant deal in the town of Canandaigua, worth $225,000.
It’s for a 92-acre property on State Route 332 and Yerkes Road.
The nonprofit’s board of directors will work with the town, New York State DEC, Cornell, and local architects to design hiking trails, as well as a new adoption center.
“The first thing we are going to do is create walking and hiking trails, and build bridges on our land,” said Linda Vaughn, who serves as board chair. “We’ve already started these plans with our architect, DEC and community leaders. We will begin fundraising for the new adoption center soon, but we don’t want to wait until that’s complete to invite community members to this property and enjoy the outdoors and our beautiful land.”
It’s a big moment for the organization.
“The possibilities for us are just endless with the acreage we now have,” Vaughn added. “We’re so excited to think about Ontario County Humane Society’s future. It will become a destination in Ontario County and we will get the community involved in new ways. We want this land to be used and enjoyed by our neighbors. I can’t express what an exciting time this is for our organization.”
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