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 daffodil!

My name is Daffodil and just like the flower that is my namesake I am a symbol of friendship. I came to WCHS as a stray and I am currently looking for a new best friend to help me be the best dog ever. Although I am a big girl, about 67 pounds, I get...
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Hello, I'm shredder!

Shredder was surrendered to WCHS due to a family member having allergies and some litter box issues. Since at our shelter he has been using his litter box and settling in well. He is a front declawed, senior cat who will be best in a home with kids...
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Meet arthemise!

Despite many peoples' feelings and fears, rats are wonderful, interactive, social and affectionate pets! They are extremely clean, bond strongly to their owners, and rarely bite if handled properly. Rats are highly intelligent. They can learn their n...
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Desperately Needed

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

  • Non-scoopable Litter
  • Water Softener Salt
  • Cat Toys
  • Rugged Dog Toys
  • Colored Paper
  • Adding Machine Tape
  • Yellow Pocket Folders
  • Electric Washers

6th Annual Rummage Sale

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Mark your Calendar – June 3rd & 4th 7am to 4pm

June 5th (Clearance Sale) – 7am to Noon

The Rummage Sale Committee is collecting donations daily (9am-7pm) until May 29th.  Please no televisions, large appliances or mattresses.

The rummage sale is looking for donations of soda and single serving chips.  They are still looking for table donations (banquet style tables 6′ to 8′).  They would appreciate anything you can give.

Volunteers are needed for helping to sort, set up the items and other duties – it takes many hands to put on this huge event … If you are interested in helping please contact:    Janet Scholl  - Rummage Sale Volunteer Coordinator 2016    You can call or text Janet at  262-424-0495.

Can you smell the deals … or how about the plants, baked goods and let’s not forget the brats?   Eat, drink and shop … all at one stop!  Help support the homeless animals of Washington County Humane Society – all of the proceeds go directly to the animals.  Cash, credit cards and checks accepted!




Puttin’ Four Paws Golf Outing

June 17th

Hartford Golf Club

7072 Lee Road, Harford, WI

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Registration forms will be uploaded soon!  We are currently looking for Sponsors and Donors … if you are interested in more details please contact Deb at

The Puttin’ Four Paws Golf Outing takes place on a beautiful spring day at Hartford Golf Club. The event has a scramble format, complete with a shotgun start, lunch and multiple special hole prize games. After the round golfers will enjoy dinner in the clubhouse and get the chance to win silent auction and raffle prizes. Come have some fun while supporting your favorite shelter.


Schedule of Events




Shotgun Start



Cocktails – Raffle – Silent Auctions



Raffle and Silent Auction Winners Announced

Online Registration Form

Puttin’ Four Paws Registration Form



Help Wanted: Part-time Animal Care Giver


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.

For more information please go to our  Employment Page

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.


For more information please go to our  Employment Page


TNR Homes Needed


Do you have a barn or out building that 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 that 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 attemps to bond withthem. Even though these cats are not friendly in shelter environments they make 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!

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.**

We also accept PayPal!

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