Announcing our "Friends for Life" Pet Calendar Contest
We know you have a lots and lots of photos of your furry friends - cats and dogs - on your phones, iPads, computers, etc. So pick your favorite (or favorites) and enter our contest! Your special friends could end up on the cover or on one of the months pages. Calendars with all the winners will be sold in December. Additional contest prizes will be announced soon!
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY!
JUST $1 FOR EACH VOTE!
HELP US REACH OUR $$ GOAL!
TO ENTER THE CONTEST AND/OR TO VOTE, GO HERE:
VOTING runs October 19 - October 27 - 9pm CST
Each vote is a $1 donation
Proceeds from this contest and sale of the calendars will go toward keeping the Washburn County animals in need in a safe, healthy, happy home until they are adopted.
You know your furball is the cutest, most adorable, funniest - so show them off! Enter the contest right away and get your friends, family, strangers - everyone to vote for your "Friend for Life"!
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.**
Washburn County Area Animal Shelter Closed to the Public
To ensure the health and safety of the shelter employees, WCAHS will be closed to the public until further notice. During the closure, staff will continue to report to work to care for the animals. Volunteer hours have also been discontinued until further notice.
But we are happy to announce that adoptions will continue! Follow us on the shelter Facebook account or on PetFinder.com to see the cats and dogs currently available for adoption. If you see an animal you’re interested in, you can fill out an Adoption Application on this website, send it to the shelter and once approved, you will be notified. At that time, you can make an appointment to come in, meet the animal, and hopefully you and your new furry friend can go back home together!
We encourage everyone in the community to follow the CDC guidelines for staying healthy. We look forward to the day we can re-open our doors and share with each other our love and concern for our local pets.
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.
The wonderful photos of the adoptable pets you see on this site are provided by our volunteer photographer - June Theisse. June does a great job capturing the unique personality of each animal.
PET OF THE WEEK
I’m Gigi, a petite mademoiselle, the cutest
that you’ll ever see;
It’s so stressful here at the shelter;
Please hurry! Come rescue me!
I’m a sweet one-year-old Tortie girl,
with split colors on my little face;
For now, I’m focused on just one thing:
Will you take me out of this place?
You’ll “thank Heaven for little girls”
when you make friends with me;
We’ll have a great life together,
just you wait and see!
Also Available for Adoption:
Cats: Many great cats and lots of
Dogs: M Goldendoodle;
F German Shorthaired Pointer
Small Critters: 2 F Guinea Pigs.
*Please Note: Available animals will be featured on our Facebook page and www.petfinder.com. To adopt a pet, submit an application online at www.wcahs.com. When your application is approved, we’ll call you to schedule an appointment to visit the shelter.
Call us or check Facebook for information regarding strays.
1300 Roundhouse Road
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
New Hours: Note: the shelter is closed to the public at this time.
Open: Noon-4 p.m. M, T, Th, F & Sat
3-7 p.m. Wed
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.