The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri currently has a goal of raising a total of $ 3.7 million and 40% of it has been reached. The goal of raising the money was put forth to build a new humane education and adoption center that will be a total of 12,000 square feet. The construction project is underway and is moving along as the calendar has been turned to 2020.The necessity for a new building is because of a need for more room to provide a home for the nearly 3,000 animals that come and leave the shelter on a yearly basis. The current space has improper ventilation that makes it difficult to treat and maintain animal disease and regulate temperature inside the building. In addition there are several issues with the building including cracked floors and ceilings that currently leak. The campaign began in the middle of October. Last month the shelter was able to raise $133,000, which includes $50,000 in matching funds. Currently officials say that they have raised a total of $1,369,000.