Animal Welfare League building suffers lab damage

The laboratory in the current Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County building has suffered some damage. The ceiling came crashing down Wednesday morning.

Executive Director Darla McCammon tells News Now Warsaw that no pets or people were in the lab at the time of the incident, but she does feel this is just one of the reasons the shelter needs a new location.

“We’ve got it somewhat cleaned up, but this is why we need a new facility,” says McCammon.

The Animal Welfare League in Warsaw has been fundraising for the move to a building across the street from their current location on U.S. 30.

The shelter’s new location would be on S 325 E at the intersection of U.S. 30. They aim to have an improved lab facility that would allow the Animal Welfare League to isolate sick animals until they’re healthy in order to prevent the spread of disease.

McCammon says, until they are able to make the move, there are concerns about how to use the current lab after the ceiling damage Wednesday.

“It needs to be as clean and sterile as possible, so now we have to decide how much to reinvest in that section, which is going to have to be fixed so we can operate,” she explains. “You hate to put too much money into something you’re going to hopefully move out of very soon.”

Currently all donations to Capital Campaign, which will fund the Animal Welfare League’s new facility, are being matched by a supporter of the shelter.