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 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.