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Washington County Humane Society Inc

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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.

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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Angela109

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best cat facility ever!! Multiple rooms where the cats can roam free! :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible caring and professional staff. They make sure the animals are released to safe homes. They care a lot when needing to put our dogs down and even at times of incredible hardship, the staff gave us comfort. We also received a follow up condolence card which was a special extra touch!! A no kill shelter and we need hundreds more just like WAshington County Humane Society!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Washington County Humane Society does amazing work within our communities to ensure that pets in need find wonderful and loving homes. The staff is always amazing and it is my top charity to assist whenever I am able to.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Adopted my cat from here, it was fast, easy, and they are very friendly! They helped us pick the perfect one for us, he is very healthy, and active at times thank you! :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a police officer in a near by jurisdiction. I have had the pleasure of working with a few of the members of Washington County Humane Society a couple of times. They have always been willing to assist whenever I have called. Three members of the facility came out and helped remove dozens of cats out of a residence a couple years back. They maintained their professionalism while attempting to catch these cats, many feral, some deceased, all while explaining the process to the homeowner and helping keep them calm during a traumatic event. The individuals were hoarders and appeared to be experiencing some mental health issues.

The members of the WCHS have always been willing to help, whether it'd be answering any questions I had or by loaning out live traps to assist with catching a loose animal. Every time I have spoken to someone there or have visited the facility, I've been greeted with a smile and an eagerness to help.

This organization is always trying to improve with the limited resources it has. Their priority is to find loving homes for their animals. I'm amazed at what they are able to accomplish. WCHS took in a mini potbellied pig that no other animal shelter in the area was willing to accept. Not only were they willing to help this animal, they found Wilbur a loving home in a very short amount of time!

I can't say enough good things about this organization. They are truly deserving of this acknowledgment and would utilize it to help benefit the animals.