SWC Humane Society to reopen after Wood County rescue
By Kris Leonhardt
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The South Wood County Humane Society will reopen after a temporary closure while taking in 76 dogs seized from two Wood County homes.
On Sept. 19, a 35-year-old woman contacted the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to report possible puppy mill issues at a residence in Babcock. She reported that there were too many puppies that were sick or dying. This call led to 76 dogs being surrendered Sept. 21-23 in Babcock and Remington.
The animals were taken to the Wood County Humane Society and with the influx of animals requiring aid, the facilities closed.
The shelter is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 28, but the new animals will not be up for adoption for a couple of weeks. The Society’s other animals will be available for viewing.
The Society is in need of towels, paper towels, and puppy pads, as well as monetary donations for the medicinal needs of the seized animals. Donations may be made at the SWC Humane Society, 3621 64th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids.