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.
We Currently Have 27 Kittens in Foster Care and More on the Way!
**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.**
With spring right around the corner, WCAHS will have kittens who need foster care - to be bottle fed or are too young to be housed at the shelter. We rely on the assistance of volunteer foster parents to save lives by providing temporary care.
Not only does becoming a volunteer foster parent help WCAHS, it can be great for you, too. Maybe you’re thinking about adopting but aren't sure if a kitten is right for you. Maybe you travel and can't have a "permanent" pet. Or maybe you just want to experience the joy of watching kittens as they grow!
Fostering is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences there is. You'll be amazed at how much you learn and how gratifying it is to see kittens grow and develop under your care.
If you are interested in becoming a WCAHS foster parent, please contact the shelter to schedule a day and time for you to come in and fill out a foster parent application and talk to staff about what is involved with fostering 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.
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 - Shorty
I’m “Shorty,” in search of the perfect human;
There’s one out there somewhere,
A tan terrier mix, I’m a sweet senior girl,
who came from nice loving home;
I need to find a new best friend,
‘cuz I can’t live on my own;
I’m not very big, about twenty- eight pounds, an excellent size for a pet;
So, if you’re planning to rescue a dog,
I’m the best one that you can get!
Also Available for Adoption:
Cats: Many great cats and kittens!
Dogs: M German Shepherd.
*Please Note: We have modified our adoption process: available animals will be featured on our Facebook page and at www.petfinder.com. To adopt a pet, please submit an application online at
ww.wcahs.com. We’ll review your application
and, if it’s 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.