Regina Humaine Society opens doors of new facility to public today

A look at the inside of the new Regina Humane Society building. (Photo: Tanner Wallace-Scribner/620 CKRM)

The Regina Humane Society is officially home.

After decades of waiting and close to $30 million, RHS is opening its new building in Harbour Landing on Tuesday.

Lisa Koch, the executive director of the Regina Humane Society, said the facility has been a long time coming.

“A lifetime of effort for myself, but for our teams,” she said. “This is really a dream come true, to move from our old 60-year-old facility to this amazing animal community centre.”

“It’s a journey that’s been over a decade in the making, and arriving here with our animals for the very first time was, there were a lot of tears,” Koch added.

She noted that while the new facility overjoys the staff and volunteers, it’s where a lifetime of happily-ever-afters starts for the animals and the public.

“It’s a game changer for animal welfare,” she stated. “We’re able to keep our animals healthier because of the ventilation systems, the odour control, and the acoustics; it reduces stress. It also is an inviting space for the public to visit, to come in and spend time with the animals, as well as our volunteers.”

The public will get its a first look at the new facility on Tuesday when it opens its doors for the first time at noon for adoptions.

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