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Dane County pet shelter running short on donations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County Humane Society has plenty of pooches and kittens to care for, but less cash as the recession is drying up donations.

  Officials at the Madison shelter say it has raised only half of the $300,000 in donations it hoped to bring in this year.

  They have mailed another fundraising appeal to try to raise at least $150,000 and limit the shelter's debt to the $210,000 that was budgeted.

  Animal operations manager Sarah Hinkes says the shelter also is under financial pressure because more people are losing their homes and having to give up their pets when they move.

  Other Wisconsin shelters, including those in Dodge and Rock counties, report increases in pet drop-offs as well.

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