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Cities Declare Tri-County Humane Society Day

Cities Declare Tri-County Humane Society Day Click to Enlarge Photo: Jake Judd (KNSI)

(KNSI) - The cities of St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park, and St. Joseph are honoring a local animal shelter on its 45th anniversary.

The four cities have declared Wednesday, December 11, as Tri-County Humane Society Day.

The shelter serves the four cities by taking in lost, abandoned, and abused animals.

The Tri-County Humane Society’s main shelter in east St. Cloud houses between 130-150 pets at a time and welcomes about 250 visitors each day.

Their downtown location, Kitty Korner, on the corner of Division Street and Washington Memorial Drive, houses another 12-18 cats.

TCHS has taken in 896 lost pets this year and reunited 305 of them with their owners (through November 30).

In 2018, TCHS had 3,123 pet adoptions.

Earlier this year, TCHS began sheltering animals for the city of St. Cloud and welcomed back Waite Park and St. Joseph.

They also added county contracts for Stearns and Benton County sheriff’s offices.

In 2020, TCHS will be opening a new shelter, twice the size of the current one.

The plans include more space for pets and people alike, including upgrades to animal housing/care areas and a larger educational space.

Weekly tours of the current shelter take visitors behind the scenes to show how they’re caring for the animals today and plans for the future.

To learn more,click here.

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