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Peninsula Humane Society moves

New facility completely funded by private donors

Dog dorms and cat condos are two features of the Peninsula Humane Society's new home at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame, which opened on Sept. 10.

"We would joke that our Coyote Point facility had all the charm of the DMV," said PHS/SPCA spokesman Scott Delucchi. "In all seriousness,

the former adoption areas did very little to encourage adoptions or make visitors feel inspired, given the noise, the chain link kennels

and the way animals were housed side by side, and that was hard to take."

Previously located at Coyote Point, the new three-story facility has been dubbed "the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion." It was constructed using funds donated largely by Larry and Melanie Ellison and Cyril and Dorothy Fels, with no money coming from the federal government or national animal welfare groups, according to a press release.

The center, which can house up to 200 domestic and 218 wild animals, also includes viewing windows so visitors can watch the staff work to rehabilitate wildlife, hand-feed kittens, and train dogs.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I am very happy about this. PHS does great work and now they have a facility which reflects their commitment, will make everyone (incl the nonhumans) happier & will age well. Congratulations, PHS!


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Posted by Winnie
a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

That is great news and I want to go and see about adopting a kittie because my little Katy died a few weeks ago. She was 21 and she had a wonderful life and made me so happy.


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