Article posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:21am

Dawn, a brown tabby female, was put into a pet carrier and dumped into a ditch in January. Fortunately, the carrier was spotted and Dawn found her way to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) – in the nick of time. Dawn is only five years old but has an anatomical condition that makes it difficult to urinate properly. A veterinarian can remove extraneous folds of skin to improve her health but the surgery is expensive for the DCHS. Please contact Carrie Counihan, DCHS director, or Amy Vlies, cattery coordinator, to learn more about Dawn and make a contribution toward her care and recovery.

A good-natured, thoroughly mellow black and tan coonhound mix, Ginger is a recent surrender. She is nine years old, so maturity brings a calm demeanor but no loss of playfulness when presented with a ball or toy. Ginger grew up on Washington Island and is used to car rides, even on a ferry! Happy to sit in the sun on a spring day, Ginger is equally delighted to be inside where people are doing interesting things. She walks well on a leash and is comfortable around children.

Adoption costs are $85 for cats and kittens, $120 for dogs, and $60 for puppies. The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD) 
in Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 
from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111 or visit

* A plea from DCHS: Surrender your animal if circumstances demand that decision. Just call the DCHS to make arrangements so a pet can be cared for and given a second chance. The Humane Society is non-judgmental, interested only in the welfare of the cat or dog. Bring the animal with any vet records, and we’ll take it from there.