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Humane Society of Burnett County to take Part in Empty the Shelter Event

This week Humane Society of Burnett County (HSBC) will be one of four Wisconsin shelters that are taking part in the national Empty the Shelter event.


From Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 8, the HSBC has dropped its adoption fees to $25 for cats and kittens.


"I don't think kitten season ever ended." HSBC Board Vice President Joanne Manning told WCMP. "We want to move them so that we can make room for other ones because we are pretty crowded right now. We've always said, 'everytime you adopt an animal, you save the life of another one that is waiting for a room at the shelter.'"


Manning says they have been utilizing as many spaces as possible in their Webster building to house the 46 total cats and kittens they have.


She also stressed the importance of spaying and neutering your pets to help minimize this issue. Manning said that nationwide between six and eight million animals enter the shelter every year, and three to four million are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them.


HSBC is a no-kill shelter with at least four cats who have lived at the shelter for over 100 days. Despite the care they provide, Manning says the shelter is not a home.


Those interested in adopting a cat can fill out a form by emailing adoptionshsbc@gmail.com, visiting the Humane Society of Burnett website, or through Adopt-A-Pet.




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