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The mission of The Washington County Humane Society is to protect animals from suffering and cruelty, to provide care for animals afflicted by neglect and abandonment, and to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption and compassion.

Animal Viewing Hours

Monday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday Closed
Thursday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Map and Directions >>

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Looking for Employment?

Part-time Animal Caregiver

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Please Note:  This is a year round part-time position.

WCHS is seeking animal lovers to work in our kennel and animal viewing areas. Your responsibilities will include the daily care, feeding, and medicating of the animals in our care, from large dogs down to small rodents. Experienced animal handling is a plus. In addition, you will be expected to keep the many areas of the shelter sanitized, clean, organized and working properly. Attention to detail and good communication skills are absolutely vital. You should be comfortable lifting both heavy dogs and large bags of dog food (50+ lbs), and be in good physical condition. You also must have excellent customer service skills as you will deal with the public daily. This is a fast paced, quick thinking environment and being a mature, responsible team player is essential. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license, a good driving record, and a high school diploma or GED.


 

Romp With The Animals

Session Two has openings!

August 4th-7th from 8am to 5pm

Romp

Romp With The Animals is a Summer school program designed to develop a child’s appreciation and respect for the many animals we share the earth with, and to foster responsible attitudes toward those animals as well as our environment.

Romp is held four days a week from 8:00am – 5:00pm for children going into 1st through 5th grade. There are two sessions, late July or early August, to choose from.

One day is spent at the shelter where the children learn about many different companion animals and how to care for them. On subsequent days, activities, presentations, and field trips revolve around wildlife, an exotic animal sanctuary and different types of farm animals.

Registration is $120.00 per child. This fee includes their snacks and beverages each day, a program t-shirt, all activities, and bus transportation to the off-site locations. Children provide their own bag lunch.

Download your form right here!


2014 Walk For The Animals

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Jackson Park in Jackson

Saturday, September 13th – registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 10am

Pets and their human companions are invited to join us as we Walk For The Animals to demonstrate our concern for homeless animals and raise money for WCHS. All animal lovers are invited…with or without a pet! The 1.5-mile or 2.5-mile Walk will begin in Jackson Park in Jackson. All walkers will leave at the same time regardless of their route choice. Water for the animals and their companions will be provided along the route.

Animals adopted from our shelter proudly wear a special bandana signifying saved lives and second chances. After the walk has been completed, the shelter honors the top walkers who brought in the most pledges while people enjoy great food for a minimal cost.

2014 Walk Registration Form

2014 Walk Pledge Form

2014 Vendor Form

Sponsor Form

2014 Auction/Raffle Donation Form

If you are looking to create a team please click on the razoo icon with the globe … if you would like directions on how to set up an account go to Razoo Team Directions.   You can also scroll down a bit and get answers to many frequently asked questions.

 

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Create a Team

 Donate to Washington County Humane Society - 2014 Walk For The Animals

Razoo FAQs

  1. What is a Team exactly?A team page on Razoo unites multiple people who are fundraising for the same cause or event. Complete with a leaderboard, one-click fundraiser templates, and a real-time donation and comments stream, it couldn’t be easier to keep track of your team’s progress and cheer them on towards the finish line. Teams are ideal for any race or charity event, like marathons, bike rides, and service trips.
  2. Who should create a team page?The creator of the team page becomes the official Team Captain. The ideal team captain is the person coordinating the fundraising event. A team captain can invite others to join the team, add images, view donation reports, and add offline donations on behalf of team members.
  3. Where do I donate on the team page?First, find who you wish to donate to in the leaderboard. Click on their name, which will take you to their fundraising page for the event. Here is where you can make your donation.
  4. How do I join an existing team?To join a team, first navigate to the team page and then choose “Fundraise” from the right hand side under “Join This Team.” You can use the tool to the right to search for the team you want to join.
  5. What is the process for creating a team?
    1. A leader or “team captain” first creates a team page.
    2. The leader then sends out invitations to team members using the “team member invite” feature located in the admin panel of the team page.
    3. Team members receive the invitation which prompts them to join the team by clicking a link. This link creates a fundraising page and adds it to the team page in one step.
    4. Team members update and customize their fundraising page and begin to market their page to their family and friends.

 


 

Walk Sponsors

We have some great Sponsors for the 2014 Walk For The Animals!

Are you interested in supporting this incredible event?  Contact us at pr@wchspets.org for more information.

 

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Oktoberfest Beertasting

Saturday, October 11th at WCHS

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The Beertasting is an annual event that takes place in October at the shelter. The event, held in the large room at the shelter used for dog training, is decorated in fall colors and foliage, getting everyone who enters the room into the autumn spirit. Oktoberfest features over 50 microbrews as well as hors d’oeuvres. While Oktoberfest-goers test the beers and sample the food they also listen to the sounds of The Blaskapelles. Silent auction, raffle and door prizes are also offered at the event with all proceeds going to help the shelter animals.

We are looking for Sponsors for $100 sponsor a table!


Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th at WCHS

 

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The annual Festival of Trees is a beautiful holiday celebration of lights and unique designs. During the weekend of the event, the training center will be turned into a magical Christmas wonderland complete with refreshment cafe, continuous holiday entertainment and gift boutique.

The Festival has become a very popular community event with individuals and businesses sponsoring trees, wreaths, swags, and centerpieces, and then decorating them according to a particular theme. Festival-goers delight in strolling along the “snowy” paths, and choosing their favorites for the People’s Choice awards. Attendees can also enjoy refreshments from the cafe, and visit the beautiful holiday boutique filled with crafts from artists throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

All proceeds go towards the care and treatment of animals in the shelter.

Upcoming Events

  • ROMP With The Animals
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: July 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Washington County Humane Society, Slinger, WI, United States
    Description: July 28th - July 31st (This Session is Full)
    (8am-5pm)

    Romp With The Animals is a Summer school program designed to develop a child’s appreciation and respect for the many animals we share the earth with, and to foster responsible attitudes toward those animals as well as our environment.

    Please contact the WCHS Volunteer Coordinator at 262-677-4388 for more information.
  • Romp With The Animals
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: August 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Washington County Humane Society, Slinger, WI, United States
    Description: August 4th-7th
    (8am-5pm)

    Romp With The Animals is a Summer school program designed to develop a child’s appreciation and respect for the many animals we share the earth with, and to foster responsible attitudes toward those animals as well as our environment.

    Registration is $120.00 per child. This fee includes their snacks and beverages each day, a program t-shirt, all activities, and bus transportation to the off-site locations. Children provide their own bag lunch.

    Please contact the WCHS Volunteer Coordinator at 262-677-4388 for more information.
  • West Bend Farmers Market
    Starts: 7:30 am
    Ends: August 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Walk For The Animals
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Jackson Park, Jackson Drive, Jackson, WI, United States
  • Oktoberfest Beertasting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 11, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Washington County Humane Society, Slinger, WI, United States
  • Festival of Trees
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: December 6, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Washington County Humane Society, Slinger, WI, United States
  • Festival of Trees
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: December 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Washington County Humane Society, Slinger, WI, United States

Volunteer(s) of the Month and Year

 Volunteer of the Month

Diane and Jim Holmes


Until the fall of 2008, we had never heard of WCHS.  Then, after moving to Richfield,  I kept seeing the same picture of a mother & daughter cat, bonded pair, posted in a weekly newspaper.  I decided that if they were still there by January 2009 I would adopt them.  And we did.  Assisted by a wonderful adoption counselor, Howard Hadler; although there wasn't much he had to do except take our information - we knew who we wanted.  That was June & Wanda.  And began our relationship with WCHS.  And led to a greater involvement in adoptions, rescues, fostering and campaigning for those who have no voice. 

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 Volunteer of the Year

Chris Hiller


Chris Hiller was chosen as our 2014 Volunteer of the Year ... it only seemed befitting to put her as Volunteer of the Month on our new website.

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