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ESCONDIDO, CA-Five months after the Escondido Humane Society’s shelter burned down, the society is on the verge of finding a new site.

Some 110 animals were killed in the Jan 10 fire at Kit Carson Park shelter killed 110 animals and destroyed the building. The cause has not been determined.

The new shelter will be on East Valley Parkway near Lake Wohlford Road. It’s expected to open in January and is expected to cost about $5 million.

The society has a commitment from the City Council to lease a vacant city-owned parcel near the Daley Ranch preserve and the new Mayflower Dog Park. The lease cost is expected to be nominal, said Jack Anderson, deputy city manager.

The society expects to break ground on the project in September.

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