The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa (HSNEI) is $10,000 closer to its $600,000 fund-raising goal.

HSNEI recently won $10,000 in the Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign contest sponsored by Petco and the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Out of 4,800 entries, Jake's story was one of 33 winners. (See hsnei.org/success-stories. His story will be featured on the Petco and Ellen websites soon.

The capital campaign to build a new adoption center in the Decorah business park has reached $509,000, or 85 percent of the goal.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Decorah Journal.