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Bay Area, Door County humane societies to become part of Wisconsin Humane Society

The Bay Area Humane Society is seen, Dec. 1, 2017. (WLUK image)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Door County and Bay Area humane societies are being taken over by a Milwaukee-based humane society.

The shelters, both non-profits, say they have limited resources and struggle to pay costs to run the shelters. The Wisconsin Humane Society is helping the shelters create a plan for the future.

Boards for all three shelters voted unanimously last month to approve the deal.

It's not the first time the Milwaukee shelter has taken over another humane society. The WHS previously acquired humane societies in Racine and Ozaukee counties.

"Together as a single organization we will become an even more powerful force for Wisconsin's animals, with a voice that will always be heard and continue to pioneer the most impactful work for the animals and the people who love them," Anne Reed, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Humane Society, said.

Reed said there would be no layoffs or pay cuts at the Brown and Door County shelters.

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