The Faribault County Humane Society (FCHS) was originally established in 1985, but unfortunately, it disbanded after a few years. There will always be stray or lost animals in need of care and homes, so in July 2008, a group of people re-started the humane society.
By law, animals must be held for five business days, and if they are not claimed, the animals may be euthanized. FCHS started saving the animals. They have found homes for over 100 animals each year.
Eventually, FCHS began taking care of the local dog pound. The pound was a small metal building with limited creature comforts. The humane society made and paid for many improvements (air conditioning, windows, a second door, bedding, dog cots, and cat towers.)
FCHS volunteers go to the pound morning, noon, and night every day of the year to care for the animals. They provide fresh food and water, empty litter boxes, and exercise the dogs. The collected fees are reinvested in the care of the animals.
Could you help us at the pound? It just takes a few minutes!