Wisconsin Humane Society reopens after acquisition

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Racine campus opened Monday, a week after acquiring the former Countryside Humane Society in Racine.

Staff of the facility spent the prior week working on building upgrades, improvements to animal care and staff training with a new leadership team.

“After seven days of intense work and preparation, we are so excited to open to the public,” said Alison Fotsch Kleibor, director of the Racine campus. “The Wisconsin Humane Society is bringing 135 years of experience to the Racine community, along with resources that make it possible for us to make the commitment to find every animal in our adoption program a home, no matter how long it takes.”

Building enhancements include cleaning of surfaces, repainting of walls, new doors and an upgrade to the facility’s HVAC system. Attention to animal care includes new cat dens and Kuranda dog beds, thanks to help from private donors. The cat dens and dog beds will make the shelter more comfortable for the animals waiting to be adopted.

Most staff members employed by the former Countryside Humane Society in Racine will now be working for the WHS Racine campus.

The campus is open to the public Mondays through Fridays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. The shelter is located at 2706 Chicory Rd. in Racine. For more information, visit www.wihumane.org.

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