Wadena County Humane Society

Our Mission

Wadena County Humane Society saves the lives of companion animals, finds forever homes for forsaken pets, and advocates responsible animal guardianship in our community.

About Us

Wadena County Humane Society was founded in 1997 through the efforts of dedicated local volunteers. We accept owner surrenders, strays, and animals at risk for euthanasia at other crowded shelters when we have space. We provide medical care and behavioral support to abandoned pets. Adopted pets go home spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.

WCHS is 100 percent independently funded -with NO relationship to the Humane Society of the United States- and relies on generous donor contributions and the love and labor of volunteers. Thank you for all you give and for every animal you save!

Please contact us with any questions or to make an appointment.

Wadena County Humane Society 2023 Calendar Contest

Show off your best friend in 2023!

Do you have a photogenic feline? A picturesque pup? Think your pet is picture-perfect? This is your chance to show off your adopted animal friends! Submit your pet’s photo to the Wadena County Humane Society 2023 Pet Calendar Photo Contest and get the most votes to win a featured spot in the coveted 2023 WCHS Calendar! Each vote is only $1 and 100% of the proceeds will be used to help homeless animals at the Wadena County Humane Society. It costs $5 to enter, and you can enter as many photos as you like. This photo fundraiser is a great way to celebrate your best friend, while supporting the important work done by WCHS.

Registration open now, voting ends 12/4/2022 at 11:59:59PM (CT)

We Need Your Help

Lifesaving Fostering – We Need You!

Deleted: Pets thrive away from the shelter, your fostering allows a pet to get away from the stress of a busy shelter and the bonus is we learn more details about the pet so we can match them more effectively with their forever home.

Dogs can be fostered as short as a single overnight – we call that a PawJama party, a weekend or string of days even better. Cats aren’t as favorable to a change in their environment so we ask that you only apply to foster a cat if you can take the cat in longer – for week(s) minimum while we continue to market the pet for adoption.

Sometimes a spare room is the only thing standing between an animal and euthanasia in an animal control facility. There’s nothing like the love and warmth of a family! Animals in foster care tend to be less stressed, better socialized, and have a lower chance of getting sick than animals in shelters.

Donate to our Emergency Fund

When you make a donation to Wadena County Humane Society (WCHS) Animal Shelter’s Emergency Medical Fund you are helping WCHS care for dogs or cats with medical conditions that require a little extra time, attention, care, and finances. Each case that comes to us is unique – orthopedic issues such as broken bones or sprains, complicated and sometimes emergency surgeries, pets with heartworm disease, and much more.

We can only help these pets due to kindness and support from the community. We can’t thank you enough for your compassion and generosity.

Your generous donation will not only enable us to provide our animals with the medical care they need, but it will also help us to meet their social and behavioral needs as well. Our work to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home the many animals we serve in need is dependent on the generosity of our donors and supporters. We cannot do it without you!

Physical Address:

Wadena County Humane Society
310 Ash Ave NW (Hwy 10)
Wadena, MN 56482

Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are happy to make appointments upon request. Click here to schedule an appointment online.

Thank you to our partners whose support makes our work possible