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Stop by the shelter or one of the following locations today!
Baraboo • SCHS • Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic• Gavin Brothers Auctioneers LLC• The Grainery• Jen’s Alpine Café & Soup Kitchen• The Jewlers Edge LLC• Minuteman Press• Wild Bird Barn• Hill Dale Veterinary Hospital
Reedsburg/La Valle• Reedsburg Small Animal Clinic• RE/MAX Preferred-Julie Alibrando• River Valley Veterinary Clinic• Sunrise Veterinary Services• Susie’s Petpourii
Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton• Dells Animal Hospital • Noble Hound• Pine Knoll Veterinary Clinic
Sauk City/Prairie du Sac• Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital • Cayuse Shop
Middleton • Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Pet of the Week
Lucy is a four-month-old Pit Bull mix who was recently surrendered to SCHS as her previous owner no longer had the time to properly care for her due to a change in availability. She is a friendly, playful puppy that loves affection. She does great with other dogs, cats, and people of any age. Lucy is wonderful to have at the shelter but deserves a forever home. She is spayed, micro-chipped, and current on vaccinations.
Pet of the Week
Lloyd is a four-month-old Domestic Shorthair who was brought in to SCHS as a stray. When Lloyd first came in as a kitten, he was not too comfortable with human interaction. He spent about a month in foster care, and with diligence and some much needed love, he became fully socialized and trusting of people. He is now a loving, playful kitty that is happy to cuddle up and purr for as long as your will let him. Lloyd is ready to go to his forever home! He is neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on vaccinations.
We provide comfort and care to more than 2300 animals each year and turn no animal away. We provide rescue, adoptions, pet lost & found, emergency assistance to low-income pet owners, community programs, and humane education.
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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
ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN/ANIMAL CONTROL
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.
If interested, please submit a resume to Rose 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.
Click here to view the 2014 Mid-Year Report
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