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Q: Tri-County Humane Society

July 5, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 1918 days ago

Anonymous

Does anyone know if the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, Minnesota is a no kill shelter? It says nothing about being a no kill shelter on their website.

Update:
A girl who volunteers there emailed me and said that they only put animals down if they are very sick or dangerous...I put the same question up on Craigslist in my area...and I got quite the range of answers. One person said they are a high kill shelter...another said a low kill shelter, a few people said that they only kill dangerous or very sick animals or animals that have been there for a long time...so I don't know. Maybe I'll call them tomorrow. The only thing that all the respondents agreed on was that the mama and babies are most likely in foster care or were adopted very fast (they are super cute). So ... I don't know.

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OldWetHen
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Jul 05, 2009

I know nothing about that shelter- BUT the usual response to a mother with kittens too young for adoption is to foster them out (if possible) or at least keep them sequestered somewhere in the shelter system. The babies you describe aren't ready for adoption yet, so the mom isn't ready to be separated from them. I'd give the shelter a call, with the date you brought them in and a description. I'm guessing they're all nursing somewhere safe right now. The usual earliest adoption age is 6 to 8 weeks, but they can be held longer if there's a reason. Also- sometimes a cat, and often a kitten- can be adopted before they can be listed on the website.

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Ethel02
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Jul 05, 2009

Maybe you should have asked while you were there, I'm sure they would have told you, maybe you can call them on the phone??

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Lisa B.
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Jul 05, 2009

Even though I´m supportive of the Humane Society and their efforts. Anything that says Humane Society I would not put a cat there or dog for adoption or rabbit. They are known for putting animals to sleep. Check out the website for www.bestfriends.com and read about how a no kill shelter is operated. The Humane societies I know teach foreign countries and at one time this country how to put animals to sleep humanely, not beating them or using ground glass in their food or poison like many foreign countries still do. SPCA is a better choice for giving up a pet for adoption, but they are different city to city. Always ask how long they will keep the pet because California is going through a big deal with the 7 day rule to the 3 day rule. Some people want the 3 day rule. How sad is that.

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