After a six year capital campaign to raise funds to construct a new animal shelter facility, Paws and Claws Humane Society is breaking ground on its new 7,800 square foot building in Northwest Rochester. This structure will be the organization’s first purpose-built shelter for housing companion animals in its 36-year history. Paws and Claws received tremendous donor support from the public and received over 660 individual pledges from its capital campaign donors. The shelter was designed in cooperation with leading, nationally-recognized animal shelter architectural design and engineering firms. The target date for completion of construction and occupancy date is late May, 2013.