When you think local, you may not think Clark County Wisconsin, but they have an outstanding No Kill Animal shelter we would like to share with you. In 2017 they found homes for 759 dogs and 213 cats and returned over 100 lost animals to their owners.
Timber was one of the many dogs brought into Clark County Humane Society through a program called “Rescue Waggin,” which transports dogs up from southern states to give them a better chance at finding homes. Many are surprised to find that dogs are transported to Wisconsin from the south, but the high overpopulation decreases the chance that a dog can find homes where they are at. CCHS is a firm believer that dogs just want to find a loving, caring home and state lines shouldn’t determine where they find that. Timber was adopted early April by his new owner who states “The application process was easy, the staff wonderful to work with, and the facility was nicer than expected.”
In addition to outstanding adoption statistics, they offer many opportunities for volunteers and current pet owners. A new program has been introduced to the shelter called “Pet Lovin’ People,” with a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from walking dogs, socializing cats, foster care, upkeep of the facility, fundraising and much more. They also have a “Paws and Claws” adoption center located in the Marshfield Mall, where they sell pet supplies, offer microchips and will often have adoptable animals for you to meet! Sales generated are used for care of the animals at the facility. In the recent expansion, they have been able to devote a portion of the shelter to their low cost spay and neuter clinic.
They are also happy to take time to give tours, educate the community about the shelter and what they do to make a difference. The group above took time to volunteer on Make a Difference Day, helping with a cleaning project to help the expansion of the shelter.
For more information, visit their website:
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.