Humane Society’s Animal Community Center eyes summer opening

  • This duck is among the handful of animals who already call the Animal Community Center home. Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today

  • A lone coconut tree stands in the center of Adoption Square. Visitors will be able to interact with a dog they’re considering adopting in the square that’s near the center of the campus. Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today

  • Inside the welcome center is a large communal area, with photos of previously adopted animals lining the walls. Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today

  • The welcome center greets visitors as the enter the Animal Community Center. The Animal Community Center will serve as the new home for the Hawaii Island Humane Society in Kona. Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today

As second phase of its construction nears completion, the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Animal Community Center is almost ready to be unveiled to the public.