Door County Humane Society Celebrates “Be Kind To Animals” Week with Special May 1 Event

The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) kicks off national “Be Kind to Animals” week with a special open house at Liberty Square Shops in Egg Harbor.

The theme is “I’m Kind”

The theme is “I’m Kind”

The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 1 from 4 – 7 pm, will incorporate a variety of displays demonstrating how the organization rescues and rehabilitates homeless cats, dogs and other small furry creatures in the county.

Carrie Counihan, DCHS executive director, and several DCHS board members will be available to talk about the humane society’s services as well as future growth opportunities for the Sturgeon Bay-based shelter. The theme for the open house and annual DCHS member meeting, also scheduled for May 1 at Liberty Square, is “I’m Kind.”
“Volunteers and members make it possible for us to care for upwards of 200 animals at any one time,” Counihan says. “Kindness is what allows the shelter to commit to a low-kill approach while adopting out more than 500 animals last year.”
Counihan also said the open house will provide a great opportunity for the public to learn more about their local humane society.
“We encourage anyone who isn’t familiar with our shelter and organization to come visit with us at the open house,” she says. “Since less than 5 percent of our funding comes from government sources, we rely on the generosity of the Door County community. Our members and friends are absolutely critical to our ongoing success.”
The newly expanded Liberty Square Shops will provide food and soft drinks at the open house; guests may enjoy a cash bar as well. Admission is $10 for DCHS members and $20 for non-members.
“We’ll be offering $25 memberships that day and we’ll also have DCHS logo merchandise available,” Counihan says. “All proceeds will support the humane society.”
Guests will also enjoy this opportunity to get a sneak peek at the newly expanded shops at Liberty Square, which don’t officially reopen to the public until May 5. The Liberty Square Shops are located at 7755 State Highway 42 in Egg Harbor. To learn more about the shops, visit
To learn more about the Door County Humane Society and its special events, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call 920.746.1111 or or visit And, stay up to date on the latest news by becoming a DCHS fan on Facebook.
The Door County Humane Society provides a safe haven for lost or homeless pets while working to reunite them with their owners or place them with a new loving family. They provide the highest level of care and compassion to each and every animal while providing a friendly, welcoming environment for customers. The Door County Humane Society encourages responsible pet ownership through education, training and spay/neutering. They encourage the public to please come out and visit the shelter and to become a member of the Door County Humane Society.

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