Available for Adoption - Skye

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Humane Society Burnett County |

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? If you’re having trouble sticking to a promise to be more active, we’ve found a training buddy for you.

Skye is a happy, housebroken, active female husky/lab mix who is always on the move. At seven years old and just over 50 pounds, this red and white, golden-eyed girl is always up for adventures and fun.

Skye hasn’t had a lot of human leadership in the past, but is willing to learn, exercise, and play with her new family. Clear directions and tasty rewards will go a long way in teaching Skye what is expected.

She isn’t a fan of cats, and a bit too enthusiastic for small children; however, she does well with other dogs. Skye also loves squeaky toys, which usually ends in playing “find the squeaker.”

She may seem a bit standoffish at first, but after a little time to become acquainted, you will be rewarded with that bright smile! In return, Skye promises to keep you moving! For a meet and greet with Skye, contact HSBC during public hours to set up an appointment. 

Shelter capacity

Let’s talk about the capacity for care in a shelter. In the current shelter, there are 16 kennels for both intake and adoptable dogs. Intake priority centers on animals that are lost or stray and have no place to call home; surrendered pets are accepted if there is room.

During busy times, it is not unheard of for two or three dogs to come in within a 24-hour period. Some of the dogs received are healthy or are reunited with an owner promptly and move out of the shelter system quickly. If not reclaimed, they remain in the intake area for seven days before being considered for the adoption floor.

Others are injured, ill, or need behavioral work done before they can be adopted. With only seven intake kennels, space quickly becomes a huge challenge. The situation is much, much worse for cats.

With only 10 cages between intake and adoption and at times six or more calls per day with requests to take in cats, you can see how space quickly becomes a premium commodity in the current facility.

More shelter options soon

The new Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption and Education Center is the key to being able to change the way community animals and citizens are helped. The shelter goal is to change how animals are accepted, not who is accepted.

When the new shelter is completed, it will offer a larger number of housing options as well as enable the introduction of innovative programs to enhance intake capacity management and to allow for the ability to accept more animals in need.

No shelter can do it all by themselves no matter how many kennels or cages they have. Working together in a larger facility that can offer more resources to the community is what will make the most amazing changes for the animals of Burnett County.

Please consider supporting this joint effort by your annual membership, recurring monthly donation or considering HSBC in your estate plans for the future. We’ll be at the Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day parade – come talk to us and learn more as we walk down this bright, new path together.

HSBC information

7347 Midtown Road, Siren, WI 54872.  Telephone: 715-866-4096. Email hsbc@centurytel.net. Website: www.hsburnettcty.org.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/humanesocietyburnettcounty.   Public hours:  Tuesday - Friday, noon-5 p.m. or Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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