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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 >>

Featured Animals

Hello, I'm carl!

Wahoo - my name is Carl and I am ready to rock. My mom came to WCHS as a stray and I was hiding inside her with my brother at the time. I was born on May 18th while the nice shelter folks were taking care of all of us. My mamma is a beagle and becaus...
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I'm sweet pea!

Oh, Sweet Pea, won't you be my girl! Sweet Pea was transferred to WCHS from another shelter due to over crowding. Since at WCHS, Sweet Pea has settled in well. Likely good with kids, she is an affectionate cat who is outgoing and confident. She l...
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Hi there I'm, louie!

Hippity, hoppity and a little bit of floppity! Have you ever considered adding a little spring into your household? Rabbits make wonderful pets and can normally be easily litterbox trained. A rabbit will typically live 9-12 years, providing they are ...
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Desperately Needed

These are the items that we are in desperate need of: 

  • Non-scoopable Litter
  • Bleach
  • Cat Toys
  • Kitten Chow and Cat Chow
  • Adding Machine Tape
  • SD Cards (any size or brand)
  • Fabuloso Floor Cleaner
  • Plastic page Protectors



Saturday, October 8th 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 a dinner buffet (brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salads and much more). While Oktoberfest-goers test the beers and sample the food they also listen to the sounds of River City Blaskapelle. Silent auction, raffle and door prizes are also offered at the event with all proceeds going to help the shelter animals.

Ticket Prices:

$30 per ticket (Must be 21 to attend)

$35 per ticket at the door

Tickets for sale online now!

Part-time Animal Care Giver



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.


Part-time Schedule:

  • Monday: 5pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday: 3pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday: 8am-5:30pm
  • Sunday: 8am-12:00pm & 3:30pm-5pm

(Sunday’s ending hours are in approximation only.  It is possible that some days you may leave earlier or later than the listed hours.  You may not leave until all of the duties are completed.)  

Part-time employees will have one weekend off a month.



Click here to download employment application


TNR Homes Needed


Do you have a barn or out building where you need a little rodent control? Or perhaps you’d just like to have some feline friends on your property? Look no further, WCHS is looking for OUTDOOR cat homes for our feral (unfriendly) cats that others unfortunately can’t put back on their property.

The qualifications to “adopt” are:

    • Barn/Out building where the cats can be safe from harsh weathers/seek shelter from predators
    • Ability to do a 2-3 week quarantine for each new cat in a room/crate they cat cannot get out of
    • Provide food and water
    • The new caretaker should want to make verbal attempts to bond with them. Even though these cats are not friendly in shelter environments, they may become friendly to the caretakers.

All cats put through our TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program get spayed/neutered, a left ear tip, which signifies they are part of an outdoor community that is cared for and have been fixed, and a rabies shot (depended on age/weight).  All of this comes at no cost to you if you are in Washington County!

Interested? Call WCHS at 262-677-4388 and ask for Jessie or Tina for more details!



Ways to help…

**Please note: your donation will be going to The Washington County Humane Society in WISCONSIN.**

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