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 with heartworm and flea/tick preventatives, are up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

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.

We Need Your Help

Lifesaving Fostering – We Need You!

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)
P.O. Box 248
Wadena, MN 56482


Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: Closed

We are happy to make appointments on the days we are closed or after scheduled hours (FOR ADOPTIONS ONLY) upon request.

Thank you to our partners whose support makes our work possible