Join Us In Our Mission

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

I'm dozer!

Hello, my name is Dozer - I think they named me that because I am kind of big. I am just over a year old and I weigh about 70 pounds but the consensus is that I am not done growing yet. Both my mom and dad were over 100 pounds so when I am all done I...
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Hello, I'm beary berry!

Cute and playful, kittens are bound to bring life to any home! These high energy felines are great additions to families with time to dedicate to playing and helping the kittens learn and grow. Having another young cat or kitten as a playmate for eac...
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Hi there I'm, charolette!

The red-eared slider is the most common water turtle kept as a pet. They can lived to be up to 30 years old in captivity with a proper diet, lighting, temperature, calcium supplements, and aquarium space. Red-eared sliders are omnivores and live food...
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Desperately Needed: Homes for our TNR & Barn Cats

We are in desperate need of homes for our Barn Cats.  For more information please contact the shelter at 262-677-4388.  For a complete listing of our cats – please check our website at TNR/Barn Cats.



Help Wanted Animal Care Givers

Full-time and Part-time Animal Care Givers 


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.  The Full-time position requires you to have an after-hours pager rotation once every 4-5 weeks.

Full-time Schedule: 

  • Monday: 8am-5:30pm

  • Tuesday: 8am-5:30pm

  • Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm

  • Thursday: 8am-5:30pm

  • Friday: 8am-5:30pm

  • Saturday: 8am-5:30pm*

  • Sunday: 8am-12:00pm & 3:30pm-5pm*

*Full-time employees will work 4 full days and 1 half day per week. You will also be required to work 1, occasionally 2, Saturdays and Sunday’s per month.

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.

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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!



Party With The Animals!

What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than with The Washington County Humane Society. Not only will your child have fun, but they will learn about homeless pets and how they can help. Plus, your birthday party fee will go directly to the care, comfort and medical expenses of the thousands of cats, dogs, puppies, kittens and rabbits that we receive each year. WCHS is a private, non-profit organization that relies on our animal services, donations and fundraising events. We are not a government agency.


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WCHS Provides:

Parent Provides:

  • 1 Birthday Party Instructor
  • Food & Drinks
  • Party Room for 2 hours
  • Invitations
  • Kitchen and Refrigerator Space
  • Party Favors
  • Game or Activity
  • Any Additional Desired Decorations
  • Shelter Tour
  • Animal Encounters
  • Set Up and Clean Up
  • Balloon Centerpiece
  • Commemorative Photo

Ways to help…

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

We also accept PayPal!

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