Weekly Wag

Dexter and Junior
The current health crisis presents some unique challenges for shelters across the nation. Precautions result in decreased adoption traffic, fewer available staff and volunteers for pet care and fundraising event cancellations. While attempting to clear residents to lower costs, HSBC’s adoptions got a boost from the Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event. To further spur adoptions, all cats have had their adoption fees sponsored, and dog adopters may set up payment plans.
Adoptions are happening fast and furious; contact HSBC or check the website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date list. But first, meet these two young guys who are looking for a place of their own.
Dexter is a handsome 2-year-old Australian Kelpie mix who is looking for a family to teach him about the Wisconsin life. He is a medium-sized 34 pounds of black and white attentiveness! Dexter is house-trained, has a sweet disposition and likes other dogs and people of all ages. He is wary of doorways and new experiences, but a bit of patience and confidence-building will gain you a fast friend!
Junior is an outgoing 10-month-old guy who is looking for some fun! He loves people of all ages and is a curious explorer who likes to clown around for attention. Junior is about 10 pounds with a short orange tabby coat and matching eyes. When he is not making you laugh, he will be happy to hang around for a bit of attention. He is definitely a Junior of all trades!
During the Safer at Home initiative, the costs to house, feed and care for homeless pets stay the same, but the ability to meet those costs is compromised. Clearing the shelter is not the same as shutting down. As vulnerable populations become ill, pets inevitably will be surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them and stray pets will still be recovered. HSBC wants you to know that emptying the shelter is only a temporary measure to responsibly manage their resources, allowing them to continue to serve the community through these trying times.
The HSBC shelter is located in the Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption and Education Center at 7410 CTH D, P.O. Box 621, Webster, WI 54893; telephone, 715-349-2368; email, [email protected]; website,; and Facebook,
Public hours: During Safer at Home, the shelter is not open to the public except by appointment.

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