Our animals need your help now! Monday, Aug.6th please attend the city council meeting and express your support for the Dunn County Humane Society's Mission.
I understand that the humane society is ready to begin their much needed addition and that they will be requesting adjacent land promised to DCHS years ago. Now however some city council members along with the city administrator are rethinking this promise.
They believe that the shelter should euthanize animals to make space. From its beginning, the shelter's mission statement has always been " We will not sacrifice the life of one animal to make room for another."
We do everything possible to transfer out cats and dogs, reunite them with their owners, and advertise for lifetime homes. Why would Menomonie want the animal shelter to be known as 'just another' kill shelter when our adoption rates are so high? In 2010, 234 stray animals came to the shelter just from the city of Menomonie. In 2011 the number of strays rose to 343. The Humane society had over 800 animals come through their doors last year, which means that close to HALF of the animals are coming right from Menomonie!
Council members have also indicated there have been noise complaints from one neighbor. Complaints that are now first being made after 15 years of the shelter being located where it presently is.
The City of Menomonie sends more animals to the shelter than any of the Townships. It would seem to me that it is in the 'best interest' of Menomonie to have the shelter located right in our city. Does our police department really want to transport stray animals to another town in Dunn County should the City of Menomonie not deed over the adjacent land to DCHS?
I volunteer at the shelter and love having the shelter located in Menomonie.
Please keep the doors of the shelter right where it is, and open to all animals in need of help.
Additional Information: You can also show your support for the shelter by calling the mayor 715-232-2369 or the
City Administrator; 715-232-2187 and your city council representative.