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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!


Dog of the Week


Bandit is a two year old Shih Tzu mix who was found as a stray on the side of the road in another county. After no owner could be found he is now available for adoption.  Bandit was initially quite shy but he has slowly emerged to be a friendly, happy little dog.  He does well with other dogs but shows an excessive interest in cats.  Because his background is uncertain and shows signs of not having a regular food source, we recommend only older children.  Bandit is neutered prior to adoption and is up to date on all vaccinations.



Cat of the Week


Tequila is a two year old domestic shorthair cat who was found outside as a stray fending for herself and trying to protect her three, one week old kittens. The family thrived in the shelter and all of them are now available for adoption.  Tequila is a friendly, affectionate cat who is ready to find a home of her own where she can play and spend hours cuddled on someone’s lap.  She deserves to be pampered and kept inside for the rest of her life.  Tequila is FeLV/FIV negative, will be spayed prior to adoption and is 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!