Conceptual rendering of new shelter

A New Building and a Brighter Future

For fifty-four years the Brown County Humane Society has provided the only animal sheltering and adoption option in Brown County. We are a respite for homeless pets. We’ve reunited lost pets with their families, housed the homeless, fed the starved, healed the ill and injured and created “happily ever after stories” for thousands of pets and their new families.  Over 25,000 pets have called the shelter their temporary home. Our Save Rate of 98% is one of the highest in the country.

When the current animal shelter was first conceived, no one could have imagined the variety of programs or need for public services that the Humane Society would face. Through these efforts, the Brown County Humane Society touches almost every member of the community. 

The current building has long served the Humane Society, but the needs of the organization and the community have surpassed the capabilities of the existing structure.

It’s time for something new.

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Brown County Humane Society’s Average Yearly Results

    • 730 animals cared for
    • 550 pet adoptions
    • 140 pets reunited with family
    • 170 pets in foster care
    • 90 special medical cases
    • 60 pets saved from overcrowded shelters
    • 10,000 hours of volunteer time
    • 630 community pets spayed/neutered
    • 90 tons of pet food to needy families
    • 220 field visits to clients
    • 50 bales of straw for outdoor pets
    • 240 yearly vaccines provided
    • 6,020 educational magazines for K-6 students

See our progress through the years

  • 1966

    Humane Society founded
  • 1987

    Current facility built
  • 2000

    Building Renovations
    34% Save Rate
  • 2002

    All animals fixed before adoption
    44% Save Rate
  • 2005

    Medical and Foster Programs established
    76% Save Rate
  • 2008

    Record number of animals received
    91% Save Rate
  • 2009

    S.P.O.T. program begins
    90% Save Rate
  • 2012

    First vaccine clinic held
    97% Save Rate
  • 2014

    Intake 58% less than 2008
    95% Save Rate
  • 2017

    5,000th public pet fixed by S.P.O.T.
    98% Save Rate