City Gets 2018 Numbers from Beadle County Humane Society

Kim Krueger of the Beadle County Humane Society provided numbers for 2018 during her semi-annual report to the Huron City Commission.

Krueger says the Humane Society responded to over 800 calls in 2018.

The majority were running at large calls, followed by neglect, DOA, biter, nuisance, and licensing calls. Last year, the agency served 918 animals.

Krueger says residents releasing domestic rabbits into the wild continues to be a problem.

Krueger says the rabbits are difficult to re-home.

Last year, 268 animals were adopted and 111 animals were returned to owners.

217 animals were euthanized in 2018. This number includes canines, felines and wild animals. Krueger the decision to euthanize an animal is never taken lightly. She explained of the reasons the Humane Society is forced to euthanize canines.

Krueger says there are steps pet owners can take to lower these numbers.

Between 300-350 pet licenses have been sold so far this year. Licenses can purchased at the shelter, through the mail or when paying your water bill.