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Q: The one thing!

March 28, 2009 | By Butte Humane S. | 12 answers | Expired: 1930 days ago

The one thing!

If you had to pick only ONE thing to improve at the shelter you are supporting, what would that one thing be? Why?

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Joseph B.
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Apr 03, 2009

How it needs help. It's broken down.

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Andrew
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Mar 31, 2009

A larger building

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Bellacat3
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Mar 31, 2009

I support CatNap from the Heart and they need an in-house spay/neuter clinic. Right now a lot of effort goes into transporting kittens to a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in another town. All kittens are spayed or neutered at 12-13 weeks of age prior to adoption. We also take in stray cats from two villages and these often need to be fixed. It is very expensive and time consuming to take the cats to another facility for their surgeries. We already have several vets willing to donate their time to the clinic but we need to set one up!

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Susan P.
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Mar 30, 2009

That they would not charge $25-$75 dollars to those that, for whatever reason, is surrendering their animals. Yes, they really do this and will refuse to take an animal in if the fee is not paid! That is why we have so many dogs and cats running around and starving. It's an absolute shame.

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Kim S.
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Mar 29, 2009

A lot of families eager to adopt a pet!

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Carol
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Mar 29, 2009

It's hard to pick just one thing...

I would give the Humane Society of Barron County a new heating system, because they were without heat for 3 months at the beginning of this winter (this is northern Wisconsin, where temps can stay below zero for weeks...BRRR!). The dogs had to wear coats, and their drinking water was freezing in their bowls.
The repairs cost over $7000, even with a substantial discount. This was just for repairs - not a replacement system.
(the repairs were financed by an anonymous angel, who offered a loan that can be repaid as the shelter an afford it)

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Heather M.
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Mar 29, 2009

If I could just pick one, I would choose to make a large outside enclosure for the dogs to run around, get some socializing, meet prospective adopters, etc. We have a small one now, but a large grassy area would be great.

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Smu77
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Mar 29, 2009

I support the Ten Lives Club, and I think more room would be great. This place was a restaurant, not meant to be an animal sanctuary..

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Meg S.
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Mar 29, 2009

That is a hard question as I am sure St. Hubert's , like all of the others, is trying to do our best working out of a building that was never meant to be a shelter.
However, if I had one thing I would have to say animal housing. St. Hubert's has limited housing, in adequate for long term residents and poor options to properly isolate animals that are ill or have behavior issues.

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jamie p.
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Mar 29, 2009

The one thing I definitly would change about the shelter I am supporting is that they have a place to take the dogs outside but it is not fenced in. Most of the dogs are there because they could escape easily. Without a fence I am always afraid the dogs may escape.

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