RACINE CO. (WITI) — Officials from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced on Friday, June 13th that an adoption event is scheduled for the animals seized from Orphan Kanines in May.
Those adoptions will occur at the WHS emergency shelter at 5326 Durand Avenue in Racine on Wednesday, June 18th from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The shelter expects that at least 50 dogs and some of the cats will be available for adoption that day. Animals not yet ready for adoption will become available as they are medically cleared.
WHS received 80 dogs, 12 cats and 2 pigs from the seizure. Nearly every animal rescued from the deplorable conditions was in need of some medical attention. WHS treated dogs for respiratory infections, ear and eye infections, glaucoma, topical wounds, fleas, dental disease and paw injuries from standing in urine and feces.
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In a news release, Angela Speed from WHS said, “After two weeks of excellent medical care and so much love and attention, the dogs are feeling so much better.”
According to shelter officials, there will be no holds taken for animals and all adoptions will be first-come, first-served, as long as the match is a good fit for both the family and animal. Everyone will be asked to fill out an adopter profile on-site, so there is no need to fill it out online ahead of time. Every potential adopter will work one-on-one with a counselor to talk through the animals’ needs, and adopters should be prepared to take their new family member home the same day.
Interested in adoption? Bring your photo ID and proof of residence on Wednesday. WHS adoption fees for dogs will range from $79-$309. As usual, the adoption fee for all adult cats is waived. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, initial vaccinations, 30 days pet health insurance and a certificate for a free veterinary exam.
In order to fully staff the special adoption event, the WHS Racine Campus on Chicory Road will be closed Wednesday, June 18; the WHS Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses will be open from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18.