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The Rome Humane Society is announcing plans to build a new shelter building.
The new shelter will be located on South Charles Street, and ground breaking is set to begin in 2014.

Board member Lynn Rosen says the new shelter will include surgical suites, updated kennels, a new cat room and a gift shop among other amenities.

The first phase of fundraising will begin this weekend with the "Calamari Sisters Musical Cooking Lesson."

The Calamari Sisters will play four shows this weekend at the Griffiss Institute located at 725 Daedalian Drive in Rome. Showtimes are listed below:

  • Friday, October 18, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are $35 for matinees, and $55 for evening shows. The evening shows include a cocktail party.

For more information and to order tickets, visit the Rome Humane Society Website.