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                       HSNEI Love & Friendship Adoption Center Pound Services



HSNEI is licensed as both an animal shelter and a pound. For the cities and counties we have a contract with, we are licensed to hold stray animals for 5 days in hope of finding the owner. Currently we have a contract with the City of Decorah, Winneshiek Sheriffs office for dogs found in the county yet outside any city limit, the City of Waukon, and Allamakee County. For cities and counties we do not have a contract with, we are not contracted to offer such services. Any city or county wishing to enter into a contract for pound services should email


If claimed within 5 days, the owner pays a $25 reclaim fee and a $15 per day boarding fee. If a dog is turned in a second time the reclaim fee increases to $50, the third time $75. In addition, owners must reimburse HSNEI for any required medical or hygienic work that must be done for the health of the animal and other animals at the Center, including but not limited to flea control, bathing, worming, and emergency medical care.


Any dog that remains at the Center longer than 5 days or is turned in a fourth time becomes the property of HSNEI and will be vetted and placed for adoption.

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