Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 --- 8:50pm
Tensions remain high in Sauk County after a few Sauk County Humane Society memberships are revoked. It comes after a highly controversial meeting at the shelter back on August 19.
Denise Spangler was at that August 19th meeting, voicing her disapproval of how the shelter operates. She and others claim the shelter is using unethical business practices, euthanizing animals at a rapid rate.
A few weeks after that meeting, Spangler was told she no longer could be a member of the shelter. She's among two people who received a letter from the Sauk County Humane Society Board of Directors, stating the following:
"We have determined your membership is not in the best interest of the Humane Society. We are therefore revoking your membership."
Spangler's membership dues were also returned.
The Sauk County Humane Society fired back by placing an ad in the Baraboo News Republic, last week.
The ad says “We want to reassure our supporters and the public that there is nothing wrong with the SCHS." It continues by saying “please don't let hateful accusations of a few individuals, most of who have never offered to help us, dissuade you from helping us help the animals."
The shelter is supported partly by public donations and partly by local government, receiving $150,000 a year from Sauk County.
NBC 15 reached out to the Sauk County Humane Society several times, seeking a response to the letter. But, we're told the shelter isn't doing interviews at this time.
A call was also placed to Sauk County for comment. But, our call has yet to be returned.