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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    Humane Soc
    W8459 Shelter Dr, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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    (906) 774-1005
    User Review: "This is the best animal shelter ever!!!! I would definitily adopt from here again!!!"
    City of Niagara
    1029 Roosevelt Rd, Niagara, WI 54151
    (715) 251-3121
    North Woods Animal Shelter
    930 Selden Rd, Iron River, MI 49935
    (906) 265-7387
    Humane Society of Vilas Co
    2477 Us Highway 45 N, Eagle River, WI 54521
    (715) 479-9777
    Rhinelander Animal Shelter
    1852 N Stevens St, Rhinelander, WI 54501
    (715) 362-5992
    City of Rhinelander
    1852 N Stevens St, Rhinelander, WI 54501
    (715) 362-5992
    Upaws-Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
    84 Snowfield Rd, Negaunee, MI 49866
    (906) 475-6661
    Menominee Animal Shelter
    N184 Haggerson Ct, Menominee, MI 49858
    (906) 864-7297
    Baraga County Shelter Home
    11 S 4th St, Lanse, MI 49946
    (906) 524-5017
    City of Marquette
    300 W Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
    (906) 228-0415
    Avail Inc
    355 Po Box, Antigo, WI 54409
    (715) 623-5177
    Bezio Animal Control
    Pulaski, WI 54162
    (920) 822-3427
    19504 State Highway M38, Ontonagon, MI 49953
    (906) 884-2500
    Freedom House
    2997 Saint Anthony Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311
    (920) 432-4646
    Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
    815 Klaus St, Green Bay, WI 54302
    (920) 438-1616

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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