The Door County Humane Society chapter is anticipating a significant drop in foot traffic at its shelter over the next several weeks. With fewer people comes fewer adoptions, and the organization is hoping to find foster homes to house the animals until business picks back up. Summer brings with it more animals at the Humane Society, so prolonged public health concerns into May could potentially hit at precisely the wrong time. Vice President of Communications Angela Speed says an incident in Southeastern Wisconsin is contributing to the need for additional accommodations.
The Wisconsin Humane Society has only five chapters in which to spread those cats around. Speed says foster homes have complete control over what animals end up staying under their roof.