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South Suburban Humane Society introduces community to game-changing new facility

The South Suburban Humane Society's move from a cramped building next to railroad tracks in Chicago Heights to a spacious new facility next to prairie land in Matteson is a game changer, according to SSHS board member Heather McNitt.

She was giving tours of the new shelter on Saturday, June 11, and "game changer" was her refrain while introducing each feature: adoption rooms, kennels designed for easy cleaning, a meet-and-greet room inside and a fenced patio meet-and-greet space outside, a cat room with adjoining outside "catio," a walking trail through open prairie . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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