We are experiencing problems with our pre-adopt application form. 
If you are interested in adopting please email us at wcahs@centurytel.net for information on filling out an application. Thank you for your patience.  We are currently in the process of redesigning our website and hope to have it up and running very soon.  Watch for it!




EDUCATE the public about the humane treatment and care of animals and act as an informational resource on pets and the responsibilities of pet ownership

PROMOTE awareness of pet over-population, its tragic consequences and the importance of spaying/neutering pets

PROVIDE temporary care for homeless pets

FIND permanent suitable homes for abandoned and unwanted animals

REUNITE lost pets with their owners

ASSIST our community in resolving animal problems by working with law enforcement in cases of animals abuse and neglect


 To see more pictures of Max's 2nd birthday click here


 2014 Coins for Critters


WCAHS would like to announce the winning classroom that raised the most donations in the most recent fundraiser "Coins for Critters" that was held in the Spooner and Shell Lake Schools K-6 classrooms.  The classroom that collected the most donations per student was Mrs. Darwin's third grade in Spooner Elementary School.  Spooner Train generously donated a pizza train ticket for each student in the classroom that generated the most donations.  Congratulations to Mrs. Darwin's third grade class.




The 10th Annual “Pins for Pets” Bowling Fundraiser was held on Saturday, March 1, at the Northwoods Lanes and Lounge, located in Spooner. The total amount of money brought in that day for this local animal shelter was $3,875 thanks to the caring generosity of all who participated in any way, whether as a bowler, someone who donated money or brought in donation sheet money, donated a prize, bought a raffle ticket, brought in a donation from the shelter’s “Wish List”, contributed to the snack table, or was a patron in the lounge.  

From the sight of smiles on faces, sounds of laughter, excited looks on faces during the prize drawings, and the depleted snack/dessert tables, it sure indicated that everyone had a good time, enjoyed good food, and left with a content feeling knowing they had blessed the WCAHS animal shelter with their generosity.


   Thanks to all of you who have shared your adoption stories with us.  We love to hear all the great happy endings!  Check out our Where are They Now page to see some of the latest emails we've received.







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Dog Patch Grooming--check out some of Emily Iverson's great work by clicking here.





Pet of the Week

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You want a companion, a friend by your side...
 Click here for more info.
To see more adoptable pets click below!



Upcoming Events

July 24-27, 2014 Washburn County Fair. We'll be there!

August 1-2, 2014 Annual WCAHS thrift sale at Fairgrounds.  A good reason to sort through your "stuff" and donate items for our sale. Click here for details.

Now until October 11, 2014--Quilt Raffle.  Jack O'Lantern Queen Size Quilt donated by Thimbles Quilt Shop of Spooner.  Tickets available at the shelter for $2 each or 3/$5. Click here for more info and photo.  Tickets currently available at Thimbles Quilt Shop, Spooner Vet Clinic, Shell Lake State Bank in Shell Lake (the quilt is currently on display at the bank), Indianhead Credit Union in Spooner, Spooner Mercantile, Wild River Sport and Marine in Trego, Dahl Furniture in Spooner, Northern Lakes Vet Clinic in Shell Lake, and at the shelter.

First Monday of each month--Paws and Claws Pet Food Pantry in Birchwood.  Dog food, cat food and/or cat litter available at no charge.  Click here for details.


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Thanks to everyone and Snags Sports Bar for raising another $275.00 for WCAHS!!!





Location & Hours

Donations/correspondence may be sent to:

1400 Cottonwood Ave.
Spooner, WI  54801


Shelter Hours
12:00-5:00 pm  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
We are closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

Thanks to our 2014 Business Members

Platinum Members:

Shell Lake State Bank

Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic


Gold Member:

Spooner Veterinary Clinic