The Forest County Humane Society(FCHS) recently received some dogs that could have been euthanized at another shelter and are seeking homes here.
President Jay Schaefer says they always want to help out other shelters. He says normally they have plenty of dogs available, but during the Safer-At-Home order and with brisk adoptions, they had fewer dogs during April and May. He says they got a call to ask if they could help...
"We were contacted by anotheR shelter in St. Louis. We agreed to take a few dogs from them. Because they were delivering them from Missouri, a few became several and several became nine..."
Schaefer says with the recent demonstrations in St. Louis, the staff had to stay at their shelter with the dogs until the situation calmed. Schaefer says at the same time, FCHS had more dogs come in, and more possible with the July 4 holiday coming up.
Schaefer says the St. Louis shelter has to euthanize dogs as the simply run out of space to care for them all...
"So by helping them with these nine dogs, we literally saved nine lives. Maybe not these nine but maybe the next nine that would come in. Most of these dogs, about half of them, came out of foster care, so they're the creme of the crop..."
Schaefer says the new dogs are well-behaved from their extra care. He says having more dogs to adopt helps discourage unethical breeding practices that arise.
He welcomes people to check out the dogs at forestcountyhumanesociety.org that includes videos of the canines. Schaefer says there's a 'donate' button on the website, where those funds are used to care for the animals.
The hours they're open in Crandon are also on the website.