An exotic pet surrender event is taking place on October 2nd from 12pm-3pm at the Humane Society of Douglas County.

At this event, staff will accept the surrender of exotic pets including fish, plants, corals, inverts, small mammals, birds and reptiles. For more information on this event please contact John Moyles at adoptions@jraar.org.

Disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and private nonprofit organizations suffering from the drought that began July 6, 2021. The program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.

Disaster loans cannot be provided to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers, but nurseries are eligible. Declaration information is available on the Douglas County Website under the news tab.

The Revolving Loan Program is a pilot program Douglas County is a part of. The purpose is to demonstrate the need for low interest rate financing to assist low to moderate income households with delinquent property taxes. You must submit an application and qualify to take part in the program. A pamphlet with additional information about the program is available on the Douglas County website, or you can email wrh@wisconsinruralhousing.org

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There are a few meetings on the calendar for next week:

The board of adjustment meets on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon in room 201 of the Government Center.

The extension, education and recycling committee also meets on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 1-3 p.m. in room 201 of the Government Center.

The administration committee will conduct their budget meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, from 9-11:30 a.m. in room 201 of the Government Center.

For more information on meetings, agendas, or Douglas County, please visit our website, www.douglascountywi.org.

Community input and participation is always appreciated! If you have a suggestion or a comment, please contact me at 715-395-1429 or email Melissa.Pratt@douglascountywi.org. Make it a great week!