Welcome to the Steele County Humane Society!

 

The Steele County Humane Society helps stray and abandoned animals in greater Steele County.

If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable pets please contact us.

August Pet Adoption Day!

 Pet adoption day is this Saturday, August 19!  We will be at Spherion (120 Oakdale St) from 1-3.  Just a reminder that all cats 6 months and older are 1/2 price for fair week only!!  Come down and see us!  You might just meet your new best friend!

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working in the parking lot during the Steele County Free Fair! All proceeds will benefit the Steele County Humane Society.  Hours are on Tuesday, 8/15 between 3pm and 9pm and Wednesday, 8/16 through Sunday 8/20 between 10am and 9pm.  Shifts are in one hour increments and volunteers can choose how many hours/shifts at a time they want to work.  Please call Karen at 507/469-1888 to schedule.

Pets and cars in the summer don't mix!

Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time, even with the windows open, and this could lead to fatal heat stroke.   Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle.   Leaving pets unattended in cars in extreme weather is also illegal in several states.  

Feel free to trim longer hair, but never shave your dog. The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.


When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.