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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

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cory M.

Donor

Rating: 5

WCHS staff and volunteers are continuing to find new ways to build awareness and raise funds/donations. I love their use of social media with available animals for adoption or letting us know if a desperately needed item. I have adopted 2 cats and a dog from this shelter. They do a wonderful job with the animals to be sure they go to a furever home.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted our dog and 2 cats from the WCHS. The time and effort that is put into their website is a great aid in searching for your new furever family member. The staff and volunteer team are very helpful. Additionally there are paperwork policies in place that aid in making sure all areas of the adoption process are covered for both the animals and new owner. The fees are very reasonable for the amount of care, shots and micro chip your pet receives before leaving their care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great staff and great service. Have adopted 2 cats from the Washington County Humane Society and find the staff and volunteers warm, friendly, and sincere in their interest in finding the right family for the animals in their care. - Martha Kolins

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sincere, caring, and wonderful servants of the Washington County Humane Society go beyond their call of duty to assure that ALL animals are treated fairly and properly taken care of.

Amy_157

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken 3 cats to be spayed or neutered in the Barn Buddy program. They are caring and professional. I have been looking for an adult dog to adopt and they have been very candid about the animals in their facility helping me make the right choice for my situation.

Shari P.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I adopted one of my cats from this Humane Society. The staff went over and above when it came to matching me and Kenny (the cat). I know many who have adopted from them, no one has ever been disappointed!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had been looking at pictures of adoptable cats at local shelters. We came across a picture of Butch. We went to see Butch well he had this naughty little habit of biting. So we thought against him. But that day we got adopted by Simba helooked like a crabby old man but is such a love bug. But my mind went back to Butch and we took the plunge and adopted him. He was 19 pounds of pure love bug. We unfortunately lost our beloved Butch three months to the day we adopted him due to liver failure. The condolences from the staff were wonderful. They are s wonderful group of people.

kathye

Client Served

Rating: 5

I personally am so very thankful for the Washington County Humane Society. They have served me, my family and many other members of my family with the gift of our special pets. I have had such a great experience that I tell all that I can about the kindness, devotion and love you will recieve when looking to rescue a new member of your family. My recent pup (7 years old now) was adopted at 8 weeks old and he is one of a kind! My buddy is our life here at our home and he and the Washington County Humane society has changed my life.

I would also like to share that Marne Brown is such a devoted woman to the animals that she goes way above and beyond to take care of her animals even after they are adopted. I worked at a retirement community where a senior had adopted a dog named "Peg" and they were inseparable and then the unheard of, the senior had to go to the hospital and Marne took "peg" in and took care of her till my friend returned back to his apartment, where he could take care of "Peg". This kind of devotion to me is unheard of and Marne continued to be there for my friend and peg to the day Peg got so sick that she had to be put down to keep her from any more pain... and guess who was there for that difficult day? Marne was there, we cried together, held each other and helped each other thru this difficult time.

So if someone wants to know what I think about the Washington County Humane Society... I can only say they are THE BEST!

Thanks Marne for you and your organization, and you are never far from my thoughts and how YOU MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE in our community!

Thank you so much for making my life complete with my dog Buddy! He is the light of our life and its because of Marne and the Washington County Humane Society!

Sincerely,

Kathy Elsesser
Jackson, Wisconsin

Michelle153

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have always been able to rely on adopting all my pets over the years from WCHS. Currently, I have my cats, Trix and Jax (used to be Reebok). As a teen I volunteered for them doing special projects and had a very positive experience. They really motivate you to want to learn more and help their cause. WCHS has always remained exceptionally clean and organized and am confident each animal kept there is in the best place possible before their forever home.

The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly to the animals and adopters. They do great promotion of their animals through their website, Facebook, numerous fund-raising and awareness events. Their turn-around of animals seems very quick, which is wonderful! I personally love them on Facebook because every time they promote a particular animal that may be there longer, we can share it on our personal page to get them adopted even faster. If you have a behavior problem with your adopted animal (I did), the staff takes the time to really help you and teach you how to fix the particular issue. They're great about keeping in touch with you to make sure you and your pet are happy.

My kids are 6 and 10, and I am highly encouraging them to volunteer for WCHS when they are old enough!

Karen174

Client Served

Rating: 5

Moving to the country introduced me to 'barn cats'....and I found one who adopted me as her own. She suffered some frostbite, losing the tips of her ears and part of her tail. Despite this she greets me and now has a warm spot in the winter. She blessed us with 2 litters of kittens. I managed to find homes for all 9 but knew I was pushing my luck on finding homes for any more. THANKS to the barn buddy program she is now fixed and free to roam and mouse to her hearts content without worry of more kittens (cute as they are). She's the best mouser out there. I remind my friends in Washington County that this program is the best to prevent over population of feral cats. Thanks again, WCHS!

____691

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had companion animals since 1981. In 2008-2010, during the span of approximately two years, I lost my cat (old age), my momma Akita (old age and health issues) and her pup (cancer). I couldn't image life without a companion animal, and I didn't do well with the lose of my pets in such a short amount of time. The staff at Washington County Humane Society were amazingly compassionate interacting with me. I had gone to their facility to look at two dogs who had been at the shelter for many months, and I ended up adopting both of them - brothers who had been surrendered. From start to finish, my experience with the Shelter and staff was nothing short of professional and welcoming. I was able to take time in the yard with both dogs to see how they interacted, I was given a bit of information about their background - though they couldn't provide much past the basics of age, current health, etc. I was impressed by the amount of vetting they do with potential owners, the amount of resources they make available to people, the process of adopting from their shelter - and perhaps most important - their willingness to work with my schedule and board the "boys" for an extra few days until I could bring them home. We continue to support the Washington County Humane Society and I encourage people to support this shelter as often as I have the chance. I recently started a tiny business, and portions of the sales proceeds are dedicated to the Shelter for their continued support and immense care of the animals in our community.