Temporary Shelter at 930 N. Front St. in Spooner
Part-time Kennel Attendant
The Washburn County Area Humane Society in Spooner is looking for a compassionate person who enjoys working with animals and pet owners!
The position is Part-time Kennel attendant (15-20 hrs/week). Applicants must be willing to follow cleaning protocols, follow direction and work as a competent team member as well as working independently and have the ability to multitask in stressful situations.
Responsibilities include: cleaning animal areas, administering food and medications, transporting animals to and from vet appointments.
Applicants must be willing to work weekends, every other holiday, have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must also pass criminal background check.
Applicants may apply in person at our temporary shelter at 930 N. Front St. in Spooner during normal business hours (M, Tu, Th & F from 2-6pm or Saturday noon-4pm) or may mail a resume to Washburn Co. Area Humane Society, PO Box 328, Spooner, WI 54801.
Update as of 9/27/17
The Washburn Co. Area Humane Society now has a temporary shelter. It is located at 930 N. Front St. in Spooner. Beginning October 1, 2017 we will be open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-6pm and on Saturday from noon until 4:00pm. We will be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Please call the shelter phone at 715-635-4720 with any animal questions or concerns and we will answer your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this transition time!
Update as of 7/29/17
Over the last several months since the fire in March, many eye-opening lessons have been learned, the most important one being about the kindness and generosity which has been shown through wonderful response from the community. The downside of our lessons has been the frustration of trying to make a good decision on rebuilding due to the many procedures needing to be followed as a result of the fire and the insurance process.
Thanks to the loyal and capable shelter employees who are willing to work on a minimal basis, a limited shelter situation has been set up and is being maintained. The employees had been cleaning up and using the outside kennels at the burned building and are now setting up a temporary facility. They have been grooming and caring for incoming strays, fostering incoming animals at times themselves while attempting to find their homes, maintaining a reliable shelter phone service to the public and, if needed, after all proper procedures have been followed, transporting animals to the Northwoods Humane Society in Hayward since the fire.
Land options have been looked at, existing buildings to renovate have been considered, shelter and building designers have been contacted, meetings with City of Spooner individuals and City Council meetings have been attended, options for staying with the existing burned area have been discussed, financial institutions have been contacted if additional funding is necessary, involvement in fundraisers, and attempting to locate a better temporary shelter are what the Board members have been doing. By checking into all the necessary procedures, options, and realities of this rebuilding project, it has taken time. So, for those of you reading this website who wonder what is going on, this is what the Board and the employees have been doing.
At this time, because of the limited operation of the temporary facility, there are no specific shelter hours, so please call the shelter phone number, 715-635-4720, with any animal questions or concerns. The Spooner Police Department who have been very helpful throughout this last several months may also be contacted.
Thank you to all who have donated or are planning to donate to the WCAHS Fire Fund. There will be a shelter, and, from reading above, you now understand why it has been difficult and been taking time to finalize the plan. Checks and cash donations are still be collected at the Spooner Vet Office, a check may be sent through the mail addressed to Washburn Co. Area Humane Society, PO Box 328, Spooner, WI 54801, or another option would be a donation on our Donate page on this website.
We are back on Petfinder and will be posting our adoptable pets. Click the Petfinder link below to view. Also, you can click on the Facebook link on the top of this page for additional information.
2017 QUILT RAFFLE
Congratulations to Judy Lewis--winner of the beautiful quilt donated by Hayward Piecemakers Quilt Guild! The drawing was held on October 14th at the Jack O'Lantern Fest in Spooner. Thanks to all who bought raffle tickets at the Jack O'Lantern Fest, Shell Lake State Bank, Economart, Shed Fest at the Potters Shed, The Whistle Punk in Stone Lake, the Washburn County Fair, Spooner Market and Grill, at the shelter, or from any of our board members. Thanks again to the quilters for their generosity in donating this quilt!
SENIOR CENTER HOLDS
BAKE SALE FOR WCAHS
A group of generous bakers from the Spooner Senior Center organized a bake sale at Shopko on August 19th and raised $500 for WCAHS! Thanks to all who donated goodies and who worked at the bake sale. It is truly heartwarming when we get calls from people who take it upon themselves to organize an event for us. Thank you for caring!
What's Happening at WCAHS
Regular clay cat litter (not scoopable), Purina kitten chow, detergent, bleach, cat treats, Purina or Alpo canned dog food. Click on Urgent Needs button for additional items. Items may be dropped off at our temporary shelter on Mondays from 12-4pm, or at Spooner Market and Grill at 110 Walnut Street in Spooner during their normal business hours of Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-2pm, Friday & Saturday evening 5pm-8:30pm and Sunday 9am-1pm.