Those four county shelters are HAWS (Waukesha County); Lakeland Animal Shelter (Walworth County); Humane Society of Jefferson County and Countryside Humane Society (Racine County).
I am happy to announce that Countryside Humane Society in Racine County has done a 180 degree about face and is now actively pursuing getting lost dogs and cats back home. They are sharing our Lost Dogs of Wisconsin flyers, posting our tips, and posting pictures of the dogs and cats that have been impounded as "strays" on their Facebook page. When I counted the reclaim pictures today, it appears that 82 impounded animals have been reclaimed so far.
A huge thank you to Countryside Humane Society staff and volunteers for realizing that most shelter pets don't want a new home. They just want to go home. You are saving lives.
Does your local shelter post pictures of impounded animals on line? If not, why not? Why don't you ask?
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