An artist's rendering of the new adoption center.
An artist's rendering of the new adoption center.

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) announces the public phase of the "Help Us Help Them" adoption center capital campaign.

The adoption center groundbreaking will happen in Spring 2014.

Over $449,000, or 75 percent of the campaign goal, was raised in the private phase of the campaign thanks to generous donations from supporters in the five Northeast Iowa communities HSNEI serves. HSNEI now turns to the public to reach the campaign goal of $600,000.

Donars can contribute to HSNEI's capital campaign by naming part of the shelter, having a brick engraved or adding a name to the donor wall.

Learn more about how to "Help Us Help Them" at hsnei.org/capital-campaign.

Naming opportunities start at $250 with engraved bricks. One-time and three-year pledges are available. Donations are made through the Winneshiek County Community Foundation.

The HSNEI adoption center build will begin in Spring 2014 on three acres owned by HSNEI on Millenium Road in Decorah.

The 4,700-square-foot facility will allow HSNEI to care for up to 100 animals at a time until they find their forever homes.

"Volunteers from surrounding communities will have the opportunity to interact with dogs and cats and give them lots of love," said Kim Powell, HSNEI Board of Directors.

For more information on HSNEI's see their website at hsnei.org or email Hsneiowa@gmail.com