Thank you for considering volunteering to support the Washburn County Area Humane Society pets! As a volunteer, you will be helping us achieve our mission by assisting pets in need and serving our community. There are so many opportunities to make a difference - so many animal lives you can positively impact as they wait for their new forever home. We are committed to providing the dogs and cats that come through our doors enough people play time and socializing time to ensure that they succeed in their new home.
Here are just a few of the reasons to consider volunteering at our shelter:
We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month for a minimum of 4 months. We offer flexible schedules and a variety of opportunities that are sure to appeal to everyone.
Some of the volunteer opportunities include laundry, dishes, feeding and watering animals, and yard work in the warmer seasons. If you’re interested in walking dogs and more hands-on time with the animals, we require training by one of our animal care managers in handling them for your safety and the animal’s safety.
Once we receive and approve your application, we will reach out to you to set up your orientation! Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteer applications can be picked up at the shelter during our open days/hours.
Volunteering can be a long-term commitment and may not always be easy or convenient, but if you can stick with it, volunteering with animals is one of the most rewarding experiences available. All it requires is a little dedication and a whole lot of love.
KITTENS CONTINUE TO COME INTO THE SHELTER - FOSTERS NEEDED
**Because we provide all the litter and food for the fosters, we go through a lot of those supplies - quickly. We are in need of moist kitten food (Fancy Feast); hard kitten food (Purina One Kitten or Purina Kitten Chow), and non-clumping cat litter for kittens.**
Please note that cat and dog surrenders are by appointment only. Please contact the shelter at 715.635.4720 to schedule an appointment.
SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - "SNAP"
WCAHS has a "SNAP" program, available to those who need assistance with the cost of spaying or neutering their pet. We will be using our "Thomas Fund" established by one of our members in memory of her beloved cat, Thomas, plus money that donors have designated for our SNAP fund. The "SNAP" program allows you to use the veterinarian of your choice.
We are currently able to offer a $50 discount towards each surgery to those who qualify, while the funds last.
To download an application, go to the "About - Services" section of this website or call 715-635-4720 for more information.
Many people have been asking about our needs so we thought we would create an Amazon Wish List. We put together a list of everyday needs and tried to make it easy for those who would like to help out by giving a wide range of options. Items can be shipping directly to the shelter. There is an address on file with the list when you check out.
THANK YOU to all of you for always being so supportive.
Click on the Amazon wish list logo above to go to our wish list.
PETS OF THE WEEK - KITTENS
Kittens, kittens, kittens,
we’ve got kittens galore!
Kittens on the window-sills,
behind every door;
Kittens sitting on a shelf,
or wrestling on the floor;
Take a look around,
you’ll probably find some more!
We have so many kittens,
we’re bustin’ at the seams;
It's great time to adopt
the kitten of your dreams!
Call us about lost or found pets!
*Please Note: To adopt a pet, complete an application online at wcahs.com. We’ll call you to schedule a visit to the Shelter.
Contact us about strays!
1300 Roundhouse Road
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
Open: Noon-4 p.m. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat
(please make an appointment for surrenders, adoptions, or fosters)
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday
No Empty Bowls food pantry is open for donations and pet food pickup on Monday through Saturday - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Click the purple Petfinder link below to view our adoptable pets. Also, you can click on the Facebook link on the top of this page for additional information.
Sather Jewelry of Spooner is promoting adoptions from WCAHS by offering a $20 gift certificate, good for anything in their store, when you adopt a dog or cat from us. We're grateful for this extremely generous donation and if you've been thinking about adding a furry member to your household, now is the time!
AN EASY WAY TO SUPPORT WCAHS
We have some loyal supporters who donate to us monthly via our website or through their employer. You can check to see if your employer has a giving program, or you can easily set up a recurring monthly donation through our website. Here are the steps to set up the monthly donation:
Thanks for supporting the Washburn Co. Area Humane Society!
What's Happening at WCAHS
Dog & cat treats, pet safe salt, cat bowls, clumping and non-clumping cat litter, litter boxes, dish detergent. Click on Urgent Needs button for additional items. Items may be dropped off at our shelter at 1300 Roundhouse Road in Spooner during regular business hours.