There's news on the operation of the animal shelter in Superior.  The City of Superior approved a new management agreement and it goes into effect as of May 1.  That contract allows for the Humane Society of Douglas County to run the operation at 2225 Hill Avenue.

The Humane Society of Douglas County will operate the Hill Avenue facility as a stray hold and reclaim center for the City of Superior. Strays that are not reclaimed will be transported to the Humane Society's South Range adoption center after their seven day hold period has ended as required by Wisconsin State Statute. The Hill Avenue site will be open from 7 AM - 10 AM and 3 PM - 6 PM, seven days a week for Superior residents to claim their lost pets and for the public to bring in stray animals only.  Surrendered pets will be accepted at the South Range adoption center.

The adoption center in South Range also has new hours. The new hours are 10 AM – 6 PM,seven days a week. The adoption center will continue to take in strays from rural Douglas County, surrendered animals from the City and the rural county area, and provide adoption services to all.

Construction of the new shelter to serve all of Douglas County is scheduled to begin in late summer/early fall and will be located at Bear Creek Park at the intersection of Highway 2 and Moccasin Mike Road.