Report suggests Franklin Co. Dog Shelter should care for fewer dogs at a time


COLLEEN: FINDINGS FROM A NEW REPORT ON THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER SUGGESTS THE ORGANIZATION SHOULD CARE FOR FEWER DOGS AT A TIME. MIKE: COMMISSIONERS HIRED THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SHELTER MEDICINE PROGRAM FOR THE CONSULTATION PARTNERSHIP. COLLEEN: NBC4’S COURTNEY YUEN SPOKE WITH THE SHELTER AND EXPLAINS HOW THESE RECOMMENDATIONS DOESN’T MEAN HELPING FEWER ANIMALS. COURTNEY: COURTNEY YUEN: “AT ANY GIVEN TIME THE SHELTER HAS BETWEEN 190 AND 210 DOGS OR MORE. THE SHELTER DIRECTOR SAYS THE IDEAL NUMBER WOULD BE 150. THEY HOPE RECOMMENDA TIONS FROM THIS REPORT WILL HELP THEM OPERATE WITHIN THEIR CAPACITY FOR CARE.” “SHE’S FOUR YEARS OLD.” NATS DON WINSTEL, DOG SHELTER DIRECTOR: “ORCHID HAS BEEN IN THE SHELTER SINCE EARLY MARCH, I THINK IT’S ABOUT 80 DAYS.” ORCHID IS ONE OF ABOUT 30 DOGS WHO’VE BEEN AT THE SHELTER FOR OVER A MONTH. DON WINSTEL, DOG SHELTER DIRECTOR: “WE DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB, BUT WE’RE NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE PUTTING A DOG IN A HOME.” TWO MAIN OBJECTIVES IN THE REPORT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN INCLUDE: REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DOGS ADMITTED TO THE SHELTER AND THEIR LENGTH OF STAY. SHELTER DIRECTOR DON WINSTEL SAYS THEY’VE ALREADY IMPLEMENTED SOME CHANGES TO MEET THESE GOALS. DON WINSTEL, DOG SHELTER DIRECTOR: “REQUIRING APPOINTMENTS FOR PEOPLE TO DROP OFF DOGS, PROVIDING INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP DIVERT DOGS FROM COMING IN. IN OTHER WORDS, ASSISTING OWNERS IN EITHER KEEPING THEIR DOGS OR RE- HOMING THEIR DOGS THEMSELVES.” THE SHELTER HAS ALSO CLOSED IT’S OVERNIGHT DROP BOX… AND ARE BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO ADOPTION. IN ADDITION TO SPAYING OR NEUTERING EACH ADOPTED DOG… THE SHELTER STARTED PROVIDING THE SERVICE FREE OF CHARGE FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. DON WINSTEL, DOG SHELTER DIRECTOR: “THAT CERTAINLY HELPS US GOING FORWARD, REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DOGS THAT COME INTO THE SHELTER.” BY MAKING THESE CHANGES AND MORE… THE SHELTER AIMS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER DOGS IN THEIR CARE AT ANY GIVEN TIME, WHILE ALLOWING THE SAME NUMBER OR EVEN MORE TO BE HELPED. DON WINSTEL, DOG SHELTER DIRECTOR “I HOPE THAT EVERY DOG THAT COMES INTO THE SHELTER THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS AS GOOD AS IT CAN POSSIBLY BE AND THAT THEY DON’T STAY HERE FOR VERY LONG, THEY ACTUALLY GO TO A HOME WHICH IS A DOG SHOULD BE.” COURTNEY YUEN: “TO READ THE FULL REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC4I.COM. LOCAL 4 YOU IN

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  1. so fuckin glad i didnt watch tv. can u imagine how dumb id be if i watched this useless shit my whole life? id be like a cowlumbus person; barely able to feed myself 6x a time

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