Superior Animal Shelter under new management

By KBJR News 1

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 6:23 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) ---The Superior Animal Shelter is staying open under new management.

As of May 1st, ownership of the shelter was handed over to the Humane Society of Douglas County.

The Superior City Council approved a contract with the organization in April.

The Humane Society will operate the facility on Hill Avenue as a stray "hold and reclaim" center.

Strays that are not claimed after seven days will be spayed and neutered, before being taken to the Humane Society of Douglas County and put up for adoption.

Officials with the humane society say they are thrilled with the decision to have them take over the animal shelter

"It's great. I'm so happy all the animals are staying in Superior . It's gonna be easier for people to reclaim lost animals. You know, we're just within minutes for people in town to go and get them,": said Sheila Keup, the Director of the Douglas County Humane Society.

Plans are still moving forward to build a new county-wide shelter at Bear Creek Park.

Construction is expected to start in the late summer or early fall.

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