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Humane Society having major funds woes, operations here are at risk
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The Langlade County Humane Society had a board meeting recently to discuss a shortage of operating funds.

Monthly expenses include payroll and taxes, utilities, animal expenses and lesser figures for advertising and promotions, supplies, computer expenses, fuel for the society’s van and the shelter needs about $13,000 a month to provide the services it does for the homeless animals of Langlade County.

The organization’s, president, Bob Purmort said the expenses and cash-on-hand have created a crisis situation for the growing number of dogs and cats including shots and spay and neutering services. “We need your help,” Purmort said.

He explained that the society relies on financial support of individuals, businesses, other organizations and the city of Antigo and some county townships.

“We strive to provide the best care we can and find the animals safe and appropriate homes,” he said.

Purmort stressed that the largest expense at the shelter is payroll.

“We have four employees who care for the animals,” Purmort said, adding that they must serve on a seven-day week schedule.

The cost of the spay/neuter procedures, medications, tests, veterinary care, animal supplies and dog and cat food are also high. And the number of animals needing the services continues to be substantial and growing.

“We are in a tough spot,” he said.

Donations can be made directly to the Humane Society online through its Website or GoFundMe.com.

Purmort explained that unless there is help, closing is the next scenario. He suggested that the Antigo area does not want to return to the old “pound” days.
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