Burlington Animal Shelter http://tspr.org en Burlington Animal Shelter Re-Opens http://tspr.org/post/burlington-animal-shelter-re-opens <p>The Burlington Animal Shelter is up and running again at a temporary location.</p><p>An expansion and renovation of the facility is scheduled to get underway in a couple of weeks.</p><p>Des Moines County Humane Society Co-President Susan Denk says the shelter is slated to nearly double in size.</p><p>She says the most important improvement will be a new ventilation system that separates between sick animals, health animals and humans.</p><p>The shelter had to be cleared out in anticipation of the upcoming construction.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:17:41 +0000 Jason Parrott 17540 at http://tspr.org Burlington Animal Shelter Re-Opens Burlington Accepts Animal Shelter Bid http://tspr.org/post/burlington-accepts-animal-shelter-bid <p>An expansion and renovation of the Burlington Animal Shelter could get underway this summer.</p><p>The city council voted 3-2 to hire Myers Construction to do the work.&nbsp; The $820,000 bid from the firm out of Sperry, Iowa was the lowest of the three received by the city.</p><p>Burlington will split the cost of the project with the Des Moines County Humane Society.&nbsp; The organization has raised more than $500,000 for the shelter since its fundraising campaign began in 2010.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 15780 at http://tspr.org Burlington Accepts Animal Shelter Bid