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Humane Society of Douglas County, Inc.
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Since 1975 HSDC has been caring for stray and surrendered animals. We provide shelter, medical care and adoption services to abandoned, lost and misplaced pets. We are a no-kill shelter and go to great lengths to ensure all of our animals are healthy and adoptable. Our purpose is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. We rely heavily on tax-deductible donations, memberships, adoptions and fundraisers to keep our doors open. Many times animals come to us with large medical needs. We use monetary donations toward the care of these homeless pets to guarantee they have the best future possible. HSDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The Humane Society serves approximately 1,000 animals each year from the City of Superior and Douglas County. Every animal that enters our facility is dewormed, vaccinated, and given immediate medical attention as needed. All animals are vet checked, spayed or neutered, micro chipped, and temperament tested before being adopted. We are proud that no adoptable animals are ever euthanized.
Here are a few of our success stories which serve as examples of how donations help the animals that come to us:
- Sweet Bellow came to us in July 2015 after the Superior Police Department picked him up as a stray dog who had been in an accident. Upon examination the Veterinarians at Superior Animal Hospital found he had a broken hip and faced a long healing time. Too long to stay and properly heal at HSDC. Bellow's care plan included surgery, laser and water therapy and range of motion exercises. Bellow was fostered within the community while he underwent treatment and a portion of his care was paid with donations. Bellow was adopted shortly after he got the "all clear", by the 911 operator who took the call from his accident.
- August 2015 brought in Hera, an 8 year old domestic shorthaired cat with thyroid issues. Through the use of some donated funds, Hera was able to travel to the Twin Cities to see a specialist. She received radiation treatment and after three weeks of observation was deemed cured. Hera was recently adopted by a frequent visitor of the shelter.
- In October 2015, a small white-haired three year old named Bella arrived at the Superior Animal hospital with a broken pelvis. Bella had been in an accident and required surgery. Like Bellow, Bella required extensive therapy and rehab following surgery. She is currently under veterinary care and living with a foster family. She is expected to make a full recovery and will then go to her forever home.
- In November 2015 we participated in supporting a rescue case when six horses, three dogs and two cats were recovered during a traffic stop in Superior. Unfortunately two of the dogs did not survive due to severe dehydration and emaciation. One of the horses died of injuries sustained in an accident during their travels. Almost immediately following the safe housing of the animals, we initiated a rescue fund for "Friday's Animals" and the community responded. All donations to the rescue fund are being used for the medical attention, health and welfare of all of Friday's Animals. One dog, two cats and five horses remain in our care.
- In November 2015 we also met a wonderful 2 year old lab named Sadie. Sadie came to us with each back leg having torn ligaments in addition to a pelvic fracture. Sadie's future seemed dim due to the need for extensive surgeries and rehabilitation. The costs for Sadie's surgeries not to mention the care she would need following surgery were enormous. Due to donations from the community and the help of a veterinarian from Minneapolis, her future became much brighter. The Twin Cities specialist came to the Superior Animal Hospital and performed surgery. Sadie remains in foster care and a portion of her needs are being supported by donations received from our recent fundraisers.
At HSDC we pride ourselves on not putting a dollar amount on medical issues. Instead, we look at each animal on a case-by-case basis, taking in temperment, age and quality of life. From teeth floating to hip reconstruction, all of our success stories are ultimately connected to the generous donations we receive.
We ask you now to please help us fill our GivingGrid! Our goal is $5,000.00 and every square counts. The monies raised on our GivingGrid will be utilized for medical needs of all animals that come into HSDC.
We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing your pictures up on the grid!