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Benton Franklin Humane Society shelter update

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Construction workers now have the foundation poured and walls framed on the new Benton Franklin Humane Society shelter.  It's located off East 7th Avenue in Kennewick.

Workers broke ground on the new "no-kill" shelter at the beginning of July.   On Tuesday, an oversized semi truck delivered two 80-foot long trusses so crews would start work on the roof.  They hope to get the building ready and enclosed before the weather takes a turn towards winter.

Ed Dawson, Operations Manager for the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, says, it's nice to see progress.  He explains, "It's exciting.  It's really a dream come true.  To come out here and see framework of the walls going up and the trusses coming in- it's a great thing and will be even better when we're cutting a ribbon."

Dawson says construction is set to be complete in December or January, and the shelter should be open in February.  The 10,0000 square foot building will hold 100 to 120 animals.