SCHS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic!
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!
With the help of pet owners, we are actively stopping pet overpopulation at its source!
Click here to learn more about our clinic and how to schedule an appointment
Pet of the Week
Riley is a five year old Llasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix who came into the shelter when his owner could no longer take care of him due to health issues. Initially, Riley was a very timid and shy dog who was also severely matted. After a good grooming and lots of attention from the staff and volunteers, Riley has shown himself to be a happy, playful dog who loves to snuggle in laps. He should do well in just about any kind of home, including one with children, other dogs, and cats. Riley is neutered and up to date on all initial vaccinations.
Michael is a ten week old domestic short hair kitten who can into the shelter with sixteen other cats and kittens when their owner realized they had too many unspayed and unneutered cats. Michael is a playful, happy kitten who would do well in just about any kind of home. He is especially fond of his siblings and would enjoy going to a home with one of them. Michael 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.
The Sauk County Humane Society 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.
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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.
NEW HOURS 8/1/2013
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 355-4495