Clark County Humane Society Raises Money for 6,000-Square-Foot Addition

By: Julia Fello Email
By: Julia Fello Email

The Clark County Humane Society is asking Northcentral Wisconsin residents to show how generous they can be. They're raising money to complete an addition to their shelter, but are having trouble affording it. To help with their efforts to save animals, the society planned to build a 6,000-square-foot addition, which includes an education center, on-site laundry, training area and new medical lab.

"We are serving a 16 county area now. We're having trouble keeping up with the surgeries. We're averaging about 25 surgeries a day right now, and we hope to bump that up to about 40 or 50 with the new addition," said Chuck Wegner, Executive Director of the Clark County Humane Society.

Unfortunately, they fell short of their goal to have it built by August because of unforeseen costs. That's why for the first time they decided to hold a charity breakfast Sunday morning, which drew in more than 300 people. The event included shelter merchandise for sale and a hand-made quilt auctioned off to go towards the new addition.

"We invited out as many people to come that we could find. And it has been an amazing turnout," says Wegner.

The manager says they raised about $3,000 at the charity breakfast, but could still use more donations. They need about $140,000 to finish the project. If you would like to make a donation, follow the link below to the Clark County Humane Society website.

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