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The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admissions shelter and turns no animal away in its time of need, no matter what its age, condition, extent of injuries, or behavior. Click on the About Us tab to learn more!



We are looking for a part-time Animal Care Technician/Animal Control.  We need someone that enjoys a physically demanding yet highly rewarding job. You will have an opportunity to directly care for animals and deal directly with the public while maintaining the commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.

This position is part-time, but does have the possibility to open up into a full-time position.  Starting pay is between $9-$11/hour depending on previous experience and knowledge.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Rose at

Dog of the Week

Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey is one of seven puppies that were found abandoned in a plastic tub behind a convenience store in another county. Although they were covered in fleas and very frightened, they were otherwise healthy and well socialized. After no owner was found they spent several weeks with a surrogate mom and are now ready for adoption.  Two have already found homes.  Chunky Monkey is a playful, happy little puppy and would do well in just about any home willing to be surprised with whatever breed he turns out to be.  He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.


Cat of the Week


Dragonfly is a three month old domestic shorthair kitten who came to the shelter with his mom and siblings from a hoarding situation in another county. Too young to be adopted the family spent several weeks in a foster home where they blossomed and are now ready for adoption.  Dragonfly is a happy, well-adjusted kitten who loves to play and wrestle with his littermates.  He would do well in just about any home but would especially like to be adopted with one of his brothers or sisters.  Dragonfly is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines.


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Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?

PuppiesEveryone enjoys hearing the updates, and seeing the wonderful pictures we receive from our volunteers while they have foster animals in their homes, then witnessing the wonderful adoptions at the shelter, right? Now it could be your turn to be a part of this process! Are you interested in helping us save and care for more cats, kittens, puppies and/or dogs simply by opening up your home? Have you thought about it, but weren’t sure exactly what fostering entails? Now is the PEFECT time to ask! As a volunteer at the Sauk County Humane Society, you have a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to directly help the lives of animals that come through our door.

The need for committed foster families is especially urgent from spring to fall, known in the animal shelter world as “kitten season.” Cats (and many animals in general) tend to breed in warm weather, which means local animal shelters get flooded with litters, sometimes accompanied by their moms, but very often orphaned. These babies can’t stay in the shelters–their undeveloped immune systems make them susceptible to diseases carried by other animals.

Fostering in a home environment where they are able to grow and thrive makes a world of a difference to these animals. You are saving lives and creating a positive outcome for these innocent creatures! The shelter is always taking applications for foster families, but ESPECIALLY now! Already have animals at home? That’s okay! You can have current pets at home and still foster dogs/cats. Call at the shelter at (608) 356-2520 or send the Volunteer Coordinator an email at and we’ll work to get you on the fast track to becoming a foster parent!