After more than a year of planning, the Sauk County Humane Society is proud to announce Sauk County's first ever low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats...AND NOW DOGS!!
With the help of pet owners, we are actively stopping pet overpopulation at its source!
When: Every Tuesday
When: Every Thursday
Call 608-356-2520 to schedule an appointment. Don't delay, we book up quickly!
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Pet of the Week
Bella is one of several bunnies available for adoption. Bella is an English Lop mix and came to the shelter when her owner developer allergies to her. She is a friendly bunny who enjoys being around people. She would do well in a home where she will be allowed lots of playtime outside her kennel and can explore her surroundings. We recommend she go to a home with older children as she does not like to be picked up and if not held securely will jump out of your hands. She will be spayed prior to adoption.
Radar is a five month old domestic shorthair cat who came into the shelter in May as a four week old kitten with his mom and siblings.They were place in a foster home and then came back to the shelter when ready for adoption. All of them have been adopted except Radar and his sibling Frank. Radar is a playful, happy kitten but has spent way too much time at the shelter and is ready for his forever home. He is a confident, playful kitten who would do well in just about any home. Radar is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.
The Sauk County Humane Society (SCHS) is an open admission shelter; no animal is ever turned away no matter what its age, condition, extent of injuries, or behavior.
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Animal Control/Animal Care Technician
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of animals? Are you looking for a job with lots of variety? Then this job is for you! We are looking for an individual who 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.
Animal Care Responsibilities: Administer daily medications; monitor appetite and hydration of shelter animals; restrain animals for medical procedures; provide food in accordance with procedures; move animals as needed; assist in behavior modification and enrichment programs for animals; assist with admitting exams on incoming animals and entering data into computer; daily and spot cleaning of kennels, cages, litter boxes, dishes, laundry; assist with janitorial and other duties as needed.
Animal Control Responsibilities: Respond to animal calls in a timely manner. Pick up stray animals safely and humanely transporting them to the shelter. Pick up injured animals, giving necessary care and/or transport to a veterinarian if needed. Assist law enforcement officers with unruly animals, abandonment cases, protective custody animals and other cases. Individual must be able to work on a nights and weekend "on call" schedule.
Environment: Can be dirty and wet; exposure to unpleasant odors, loud noises and chemicals; requires restraining, lifting, and carrying animals; exposure to pests; possibility of being bitten or scratched; requires standing for long periods, bending, squatting, reaching, heavy lifting.
Qualifications: High School degree required, further education preferred; animal shelter experience highly preferred; licensed, or willing to become licensed, to perform humane euthanasia; excellent communication, problem-solving, and basic computer skills; able to work independently and on teams; able to handle the physical and emotional work in an animal shelter, including the use of euthanasia. Must be able to handle a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and wildlife in a safe and humane manner. Must possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare and humane handling. Must possess a valid driver’s license, have a good driving record, and live within 15 minutes of the shelter.
Compensation: $9.00/hour + On Call wages + Vacation Time + Health Insurance
If interested, please submit a resume to Rose at .
Are you a “people person” with a passion for animals? Outgoing? Energetic? Creative? Then we have a job for you! We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our team as our new Volunteer Coordinator. The person in this role will have an exciting opportunity to build and improve upon various volunteer programs as well as work directly with the shelter volunteers.
Responsibilities: Work closely with shelter staff to identify opportunities for effective use of volunteers. Interact with the community to attract volunteers. Nurture, sustain, andsupervise volunteers for long- and short-term positions. Maintain volunteer database. Present new volunteer orientation sessions on a regular basis. Develop and implement a Junior Volunteer program. Coordinate volunteers at special events. Develop and implement a volunteer appreciation program. Establish and regularly update volunteer schedule and list of events. Communicate regularly with volunteers one-on-one, through check-in phone calls, and e-mails. Will be required to multi-task as duties change throughout the year.
Desired qualifications: Passionate about the mission of the SCHS; ability to inspire enthusiasm in others about the organization. Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent inter-personal skills, confidence and ability to work effectively with people in difficult, emotional situations. Experience recruiting, training, managing, and supporting groups of people to address the needs of an organization. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Maturity and good judgment in relating to and building relationships with SCHS volunteers, staff, and community partners. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically. Microsoft Word and Excel expertise.
And of course, The Volunteer Coordinator maintains a commitment to the philosophies and policies of the Sauk County Humane Society, Inc., in the performance of his/her duties and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal.
Schedule: This is a full-time position. Weekend and evening work is required.
If you are interested or would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact either Rose at
Animal Shirts Avaialble at the SCHS!
Calling ALL Animal Lovers!
We have t-shirts available for sale at our store for only $12+tax each! There is a wide variety of designs (more than what's pictured) in a variety of sizes. There's also children shirts for $8+tax! Stop on by and purchase one for yourself or the animal lover in your life!
2015 PAWS Shirts-Get Yours Today!
We have some fabulous 2015 PAWS shirts still available for purchase for only $8 each!
Sizes range from Small-Large.
Stop by the shelter and pick up yours today!
Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?
Everyone 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 356-2520 or send the Volunteer Coordinator an email at
618 Highway 136Baraboo, WI 53913Phone: (608) 356-2520Fax (608) 356-2519The Shelter is located in West Baraboo at 618 Hwy 136, just west of Walgreens and next to the Sauk County Highway Department.
Building/Animal Drop-off HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 8am-6pmTues. Sat. Sun. 8am-5pmThurs. 8am-8pmAnimal Viewing HoursMon. Wed. Fri. 12pm-5pmThurs. 12pm-7pmSat. Sun. 11am-4pmClosed Tues.After HoursIf you have an animal emergency or found an animal, please contact Sauk County Dispatch at 608-355-4495