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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Target demographics: homeless animals of Washington County

Geographic areas served: Slinger, WI

Programs: TNR (Trap Neuter and Return), ROMP (Summer Camp Program for Children), Barn Buddies (low cost spay/neuter program for barn cats) and educational outreach to children in schools and our community. We offer many services from dog training to euthanasia and crematory services. WCHS strives to help all the homeless animals that walk through their doors ... it is a place where second chances happen every day.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing volunteers, staff and management who are devoted to the care of their animals. Everything possible is done to make sure that the time the animals spend there is filled with plenty of interaction, medical attention and affection. They not only take strays and owner surrenders, but also pull from Madacc when space permits. They take care to see that the animals are placed in wonderful homes.

Lauren91

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Washington County Humane Society are very dedicated and passionate to not only the animals but to other staff and clients as well. They do their best to accommodate to each animal's specific needs, and they have a very nice website show casing all the animals. Overall, they are a wonderful place to volunteer at and adopt a loving animal from!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time I walk through the facility, it makes me proud to be a volunteer here. Staff and volunteers are always busy keeping things immaculate. Dogs and cats have individual kennels with all sorts of creature comforts to reduce their stress, and each cage/kennel is completely emptied and cleaned from top to bottom every day. Dogs are walked and exercised by volunteers, and if there aren't enough volunteers, the staff pitches in. Cats have their own type of volunteers who take them out for one-on-one socialization...petting, grooming, play. That's what I do, and it is more rewarding than I could have imagined. I expect that the every volunteer, in every category, would say the same thing. The staff is amazing and dedicated. Potential adopters are assisted by an adoption counsellor to ensure a good match. This is a very impressive shelter, and deserves high praise.

Kathy38

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted a kitten from WCHS about 5 1/2 yrs ago and were impressed with the help we got at the time. Since then we've volunteered there for about 3 yrs socializing cats and working as adoption counselors for cats and dogs. We're continually impressed with the caring, expertise and professionalism of the staff and volunteers.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been volunteers at WCHS for almost two years. We socialize cats and work as adoption counselors for cats. We find the staff and volunteers to be extremely caring, patient and helpful to customers, staff and volunteers alike. We're always amazed at the generosity of the community with their donations and what WCHS can do with their help.

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Susie14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff is phenomenal. They really care about the animals and work endlessly to raise money via multiple fundraisers throughout the year. My daughter and I are not able to volunteer as much as we'd like but occasionally walk dogs, distribute flyers, and help with fundraisers. It is through these opportunities that we see the true champions for the animals-the regular dog walkers and all the people behind the scenes are amazing!

Chris115

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It all started when I won a Christmas tree at "The Festival of Trees" I wanted to give back something, so I signed up to volunteer. From cleaning to baking and helping with fundraisers, including taking pictures at the events.
I now have become one of WCHS's photographers for the adoptable animals, mostly cats and lots of kittens!
What a great way to enjoy my retirement! I love to go there and I hate to leave! It's the most rewarding experience I have ever had to see that one of my pictures may have helped a cat, kitten dog, rat, bird, bunny, guinea pig and even a turtle and a pot-bellied pig too, find their "Furever Home"!
The minute you enter the WCHS you feel the Love in the air for all the animals! and the animals feel it too!
Thank you WCHS for all you do!
I am so proud to be a part of this Great and Wonderful team!!!!!!!!

Noreen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our kitty from WCHS and later, I became a volunteer there. I'm so proud to be associated with this loving, committed group of people. Everyone at WCHS seems to be working toward the same goal: to provide a safe, warm, healthy, nurturing environment for each animal - for however long it takes to find its forever home. And sometimes, it takes a long time. Our kitty had been at the shelter for eight months when we met and adopted her in 2007.Thankfully, the WCHS welcome mat has no time limit. Today, as a volunteer, I see many of the same animals at WCHS week after week, month after month. Outsiders may have a tendency to feel sorry for these long-time shelter residents (I did, at first!), but the fact is, these animals are well cared for and get a lot of attention during their time at WCHS. I have to believe that in many cases, an animal's life at WCHS is the best life they've known.

So if you're looking for a pet, searching for a volunteer opportunity or considering making a charitable contribution, choose WCHS. You will not be disappointed.

Ray M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The WASHINGTON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY is a great place to visit and volunteer. Your work is appreciated and you get a real feeling that you're making a difference in animals' lives. It is well run and the people care for the various creatures.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This shelter is a family of people who love animals, love to treat them well, and do so with a smile. It is always a nice greeting as anyone enters, and a pleasant experience for people and pets of any kind.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with WCHS in 2010. Their volunteer coordinator, Kerry was very welcoming and flexible in finding opportunities based on our skills and availability. Every time I walk in the doors everyone is friendly and appreciative of the help. They have such success in finding the animals new homes that they are able to help out other areas of Wisconsin who may have more animals than adopters. The animals are always well-cared for, I recommend them to everyone! In fact, my mom adopted a dog from them a few months ago.