FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Franklin County Humane Society has been waiting to build a new shelter for years.

Now, it’s a step closer.

The Franklin County Humane Society has been working to raise money for a brand-new humane society building, one that will serve as an even better spot for the animals waiting to find their forever homes.

As of Thursday morning, the rare bourbon raffle brought in over $200,000 and that number continues to increase.

The rare bourbon raffle features 23 flights of rare bourbons valued at $100,000.

The current building has become damaged after around 50 years of wear and tear. The building is also prone to flooding which is why this new building is such a need.

While not everyone who bought a ticket will win, humane society president Sam Marcus said everyone who participated played a vital role in providing for a bunch of cats and dogs in need of loving homes, a gesture that is much appreciated by all shelter staff.

“For all of those who have helped, who have donated and do not win, they can know that the money that they spent is going to go towards a fantastic new facility for the franklin county humane society. Really, it’ll be more than just us. It’s going to be something that we can help counties around us,” Marcus said.

“A vision of loving homes, forever friendship, animal wellness and serving companion animals and their families,” said the humane society.

Those interested in donating to the shelter project can do so here.