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Iowa County Humane Society transfers animals during staffing changes

MADISON (WKOW) — Staffing changes have forced the Iowa County Humane Society to send some animals to other shelters.

The Iowa County Humane Society confirmed to 27 News it’s dealing with personnel changes that have prompted the hiring of a new interim director and a national animal shelter consultant.

Board member Lisa Schnedler said both roles will help with the transition. Dane County Humane Society said as of last week they received 26 animals from Iowa county — some cats and dogs. 

Amy Good, a spokeswoman for the Dane County Humane Society, said they typically receive animals from other communities who have too many to care for but said this circumstance is unusual as Iowa doesn’t typically transfer animals to their facility.

“We got our animals from Iowa County on Wednesday and our plan is to transfer more in when we have space,” said Good. “We’re also trying to spread the wealth and help other shelters as well.”

So far, out of the 26 animals the Dane County Humane Society has received, 19 were adopted in less than a week.

Schnedler said the Iowa County Humane Society held a board meeting last night where they introduced the new positions to current employees and volunteers.

Emilee Fannon

Capital Bureau Chief

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