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The Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc.'s mission is to provide a safe haven for stray or unwanted animals, to foster the human-animal bond, to promote responsible pet ownership and to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter.
Tuesday - Friday: Noon to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 3pm
Daily enrichment and learning opportunities are essential to the mental well being of the animals in our care as well as providing them with life skills that will help them become welcome additions to their new adoptive families. We are very excited to be able to provide new enrichment and behavior modification opportunities for our animals thanks to the donations of our dedicated supporters!
Here's a couple great ways to support HSBC without it costing you anything!!!!!!
If you order from Amazon.com you can help support the shelter animals by going to AmazonSmile.com & selecting 'Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc' as your chosen charitable organization. When you do that, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase to the shelter. Please spread the word to your friends family that order from Amazon.com also.
'WALK FOR A DOG'
If you walk or ride a bike with your dog there is an app for your smart phone that keeps track of the walks & donates to the shelter of your choice according to how many people walk & how far they walk. You can even use the app if you don't have a dog to walk with & they'll still donate. You can learn more about it & get the app at www.WoofTrax.com.
Thank you for your support!
Here are some things we could use:
Hi, my name is Reba!
Reba is a 7 year old medium size hound mix, who came to our Shelter as a stray. When she arrived she'd almost always be found in the corner of her kennel, cowered down and flinching. Even walking on the leash was a frightening task for her. It was quite apparent she experienced some trauma in her past by her actions, though medically she appeared healthy. But there was one set back that didn't make her readily available for adoption; the very tip of her tail was hairless with a sponge-like texture. We then treated her with medication for a fungal infection which worked liked a charm. Though the exact infection remains unknown, her skin continues to heal with steady progress. Today, Reba certainly is the Shelter sweetheart-- everyone here just loves her. She has also proven to be a little fashionista, favoring cozy winter sweaters and even getting her nails painted. The sweater was just used to keep her warm in the chilly weather but she has exuded so much confidence since. When it comes to dogs, we can see Reba getting along with most any dog whose personality isn't too exuberant. She's an easy going gal with a shy and submissive personality, just the type who'd love to accept an invitation to cuddle up with you on the couch.
Hi, my name is Rollo!
Rollo is an 8 year old orange and white tabby with a chunkier build, round face, and smaller body frame. Though certainly not overweight, the way to this man's heart is definitely with Fancy Feast. Once he warms up to someone he is sure to show his affection in a gentle way with a head nudge and letting out a soft, humble purr. He even gets along with both cats and dogs, a huge plus for this gentleman.
Rollo's story begins with one of our volunteers, and writer of our weekly Sentinel article, Pam. She has been working with this fellow for months since he came to her home, providing food and shelter and gradually gaining his trust. When she was next in line on our waiting list, it was finally Rollo's time to shine. Unfortunately though, Rollo initially took Shelter life a little hard and felt overwhelmed at first. But today he is making wonderful progress and is comfortable enough to eat during the day and is much less skittish. He greatly appreciates someone breaking the ice with him, and has even been seen going tummy up for some. He's holding his head higher and is trying to put forth the effort to be social. We are so proud of him!
We can definitely see him settling in a home, and even though he may very well be the type to hide initially, we're sure he will blossom with the right person and environment.