Make a Difference at Your Local Humane Society: Portage County, WI

This week we are featuring your very own PCHS!  The Humane Society of Portage County was established in 1969. The shelter works with Portage County to provide animal control services which include: rescuing stray animals, investigating reports of abuse or neglect and enforcing animal welfare laws 24 hours a day.  They take pride in community outreach and education programs which focus on providing the community with pet care knowledge, bite prevention and compassionate treatment of animals.

At any given time the shelter will have 10-15 dogs and 150 or more cats in their care, with the majority of them coming in as strays or surrenders. Once under the care of the shelter, each animal has an exam, de-worming, vaccines and are spayed or neutered. They have a specific team dedicated to enriching the lives of the animals while they are under the shelter’s care. Training and temperament testing helps match animals to the perfect family. Shown below is a picture of the activity wall cats have the opportunity to enjoy.

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The amazing enrichment wall for cats at PCHS!

Volunteer opportunities are also available; currently there is a need for drivers to transport pets to and from veterinary visits. Foster parents, especially for kittens, are in high demand at this time, but if neither of these options work for you, please contact Deann listed below to see where else help is needed.

PCHS - Oakview Vet Stevens Point Plover WI

The shelter operates on donations from the community. An opportunity to contribute to donating is coming soon, June 24th at Copps in Plover. This is a “Fill the Van” event where you can obtain a shopping list of shelter needs, then shop as you please in the store. An additional fundraising event is coming in July at Sentry World in Stevens Point.

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Fundraising event for PCHS

These are just a few of many upcoming events so be sure to visit their website for more details!

Nikki CVT - Oakview Vet Stevens Point Plover WIwritten by Nikki Getzloff, CVT

Nikki has been with Oakview since 2014. She is a certified vet tech, our Club Vet lead, and much more! Smart, sassy, and creative, she is a problem solver and a go-getter! She has fostered many dogs and cats. We love her dedication to our community and her winning attitude.


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Nikki started working at Oakview in July of 2014 after applying for a position while interning. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 2016 and became certified as a technician shortly after graduation. She has a special interest in Imaging as well as shelter medicine.
Nikki shares her life with her son Eli, 2 cats Scout and Shamrock, a chinchilla named Pickachu, a dog named Finn and her horse Bristol. Outside of work she enjoys providing a foster home for pets with the local humane societies, leading her son's cub scout den, kayaking, camping, riding her horse and overall enjoying the outdoors.

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