Eastshore Humane Association

www.eastshoreha.org

About Us

 

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EASTSHORE HUMANE ASSOCIATION'S HISTORY

Eastshore Humane Association occupied a two-room basement in a large animal veterinary clinic for 15 years.  In the summer of 2000, a donor-advised grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region enabled ESHA to purchase 5.2 acres on the corner of M-B Lane and Park Street in the City of Chilton.  A bequest from Robert O. Hansen helped fund construction of a 4,500+ square foot animal shelter. Construction concluded in March 2001.

Eastshore Humane Association is a no-kill shelter. We are the only animal shelter that serves Calumet County.  We support operations through adoptions, fund-raisers, contributions, grants, and bequests.  ESHA does not receive federal, state or county monies.  Shelter staff cares for hundreds of animals each year.  Our shelter animals are guaranteed every possible chance for a new lease on life in a loving, caring home.

 

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 EASTSHORE HUMANE ASSOCIATION'S NO-KILL POLICY

Many of our members and supporters have asked what does a "no-kill"policy mean?  There is not a precise definition but the following paragraph explains what a "no-Kill" policy means to Eastshore Humane Association.

Eastshore does not believe in euthanizing any animal that can be medically treated or behaviorally trained to be adoptable.  If an animal is suffering, in pain and not curable, we believe that it is an act of kindness to euthanize that animal.  Also, any animal that poses a threat to public safety and if the behavior cannot be modified, this animal will be euthanized.  When the shelter is at capacity, we use on eor more of the following options:

  1. ESHA has a responsibilitly to take in stray animals. "Owner surrender" animals will be placed on our waiting list ("first come, first served" basis), if kennel space is not available.  We will contact the owner when kennel space does become available.
  2. ESHA uses reputable breed rescue groups.  These groups know the breed and have a nationwide network to help find these animals a home.
  3. ESHA uses foster homes as a short-term solution.  By working with the foster family, we insure that the animal being fostered is returned to the shelter to be available for adoption.

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