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.
Look at this cute little bundle of energy. Cornelius knows sit, dance, off and catch! This little boy came from Milwaukee Animal Control and is ready to add an ounce (or more) of sweetness to any home. He does want to be the king of the castle so ...
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This is Tiger - what a handsome little man he is! He came into WCHS as a stray. He loves to have his tushy scratched and coos/purrs when he is happy. Tiger likes other cats, but does not care for dogs. He must go to a dog-free household. What a s...
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Often called Parakeets, meaning small parrot, Budgies are very intelligent, playful, active birds! While not all Budgies learn to talk, males are considered to be one of the top five talking champions amongst the parrot species! Although they are tin...
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These are the items that we are in desperate need of:
Part-time Animal Caregiver
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 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.
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.
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.
We have some great Sponsors for the 2014 Walk For The Animals!
Are you interested in supporting this incredible event? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, October 11th at WCHS
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!
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.
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.See More
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.See More