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One of the cats available for adoption naps Tuesday at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Report recommends new strategies to increase cat adoptions at Willmar, Minn., shelter


WILLMAR — A consultants’ report suggests several strategies the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter can implement to increase adoption rates for cats and reduce the amount of time they spend at the shelter.

Shelter staff and board members are reviewing the recommendations and will likely adopt “most if not all” of them, said Steve Gardner, president of the board of directors.

“It’s simply a matter of taking the next step,” he said.

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Anne Polta

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