Cleaning the dishes and doing the laundry aren’t just household chores. Kennel staff at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society go through a similar routine every morning. 

Some crew members show up as early as 6:30 a.m. to get the animals and shelter ready for the day. We caught up with Christy Kellen when she was cleaning kennels in one of the cat rooms.

“It’s a lot of work because some days it’s a full house and it will take hours. One side might take us 2 or 3 hours and then 6 hours for the whole room,” Kellen said. 

On tonight’s eye on KELOLAND, we go behind the scenes to find out what it takes to care for hundreds of animals every day.