Article posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:17pm

Kitten Colony

How does a bunch of elementary school kids react when the final school bell rings on a June afternoon, and the summer recess starts? Now imagine a baker’s dozen of kittens just released from individual cages, and you get the picture. There are high, high-energy levels in our newly created Kitten Colony at the shelter – non-stop running, climbing, barreling into each other, then bouncing away and leaping onto a cat tree. The scene changes moment by moment, which is why we are both mesmerized and laughing continuously at these fuzzy balls of fire. When you come visit the shelter, head right to colony #4 for kitten central.

Orville has found his calling. This 3- to 5-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound is exceptional at making people happy. He’s a favorite of volunteers and visitors who enjoy time walking, talking and brushing him. And handsome Orville thinks all that attention is very cool. He’s a confident, intelligent, even-tempered dog who was found running along Idlewild Road in the Town of Nasewaupee last month. Being an agile scent hound, Orville needs a fenced yard or leash walks only because the hound genes are strong to run, run, run. Orville will be a splendid family dog, giving his lucky new owners affection and loyalty.


The two-for-one cat adoption special of $90 is still under way, and the dog adoption fee is $150. All animals are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

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

DCHS will be at the Townline Art Fair, at Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, on Oct. 12 & 13. We will assist with parking cars, and we’ll have a merchandise booth.