Article posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:46am

She crawled onto a porch in Sturgeon Bay last year as a kitten, lost and hungry. The cat-loving homeowners brought her in, fed her, and she was safe. That is how Briar started life. Her family thought she was super-sweet, giving her good vet care and even had her front paws declawed. Unfortunately, the two cats already in the household were not consulted about adding a third cat, and they were not onboard with the idea at all. So Briar was surrendered to the Humane Society last month. She’s a spayed, medium size, lovely social cat who has been with adults and teenagers, and would adore a home of her own.

Jed has been waiting since April for a hound-loving person to discover him. A stray found along Highway 57 in Valmy, Jed is a gorgeous red-tick coonhound. He is a big, strong, affectionate guy, three to five years old. An outgoing boy, Jed has made friends with many other dogs who have come and then gone home in the past three months. Splashing in the wading pool and running, running, running in the outdoor fenced area are two of his favorite activities at the shelter. Hounds follow their noses, so Jed needs a safe area to run. He is ready to reward his adopter with years of loyalty and couch-sharing companionship. The adoption cost has been reduced to $60 because of a sponsorship.

Adoption costs are $85 for cats and kittens, $120 for dogs, and $60 for puppies. All animals are vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Dogs have had a behavioral assessment.

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

“Rockin’ for the Shelter” tickets are still available. The party will take place on August 5 in Sister Bay. Tickets are $75 per person.