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Ontario County Humane Society plans new facility in Canandaigua

The Ontario County Humane Society (OCHS) has a new facility planned for Route 332 in Canandaigua.

The OCHS purchased a 92-acre property on the corner of Route 332 and Yerkes Road in Canandaigua for $225,000, according to Democrat & Chronicle. Over half of the property is a protected wetland and the new animal shelter/adoption center will be built on 40 useable acres.

OCHS is working with the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and an architect to plan the project. The first phase of the project will create walking bridges, hiking trails, and an observation deck with a view out onto the wetland.

The new facility will be an adoption center for cats and dogs. Dogs will be brought to the current OCHS shelter on County Road 48 in Hopewell. Once ready for adoption, dogs will be brought to the new facility.

Additionally, a renovation project is currently underway for the original Happy Tails shelter in Hopewell thanks to $363,030 in funds given to OCHS from the state Companion Animal Capital fund.