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!

Open Hours:

Sunday – 12pm – 5pm

Monday – Closed

Tue-Fri – 10am- 12pm and 4pm – 6pm

Saturday – 10am – 5pm


Physical Address:

Wadena County Humane Society

310 Ash Ave NW (Hwy 10)

Wadena, MN 56482


Mailing Address:

Wadena County Humane Society

Po Box 248

Wadena, MN 56482


Phone: (218) 632-5938

Email: [email protected]

Life Saving Statistics


Dog Adoptions: 515

Cat Adoptions: 175

Dog Live Release Rate: 99.16%

Cat Live Release Rate: 96.22%

Total Number of Adopted Pets: 690 pets




Dog Adoptions: 308

Cat Adoptions: 144

Dog Live Release Rate: 98.9%

Cat Live Release Rate: 94%

Total Number of Adopted Pets: 452 pets



Dog Adoptions: 366

Cat Adoptions: 119

Dog Live Release Rate: 99.8%

Cat Live Release Rate: 94%

Total Number of Adopted Pets: 485 pets



Dog Adoptions: 164

Cat Adoptions: 76

Dog Live Release Rate:  98.2 %

Cat Live Release Rate: 90.5%

Total Number of Adopted Pets: 240 pets



Dog Adoptions: 67-110 (estimate)

Cat Adoptions: 28-35 (estimate)

Dog Live Release Rate: unknown

Cat Live Release Rate: unknown

Total Pets Saved: 95-145 (estimate)

*In 2016, WCHS had a change in management and updated record-keeping and statistic gathering. Live-Release rates were not previously collected.



Please see the No Kill Advocacy Center’s guide to calculating Live-Release Rates. PDF document available here: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/uploads/4/8/6/2/48624081/calclrr.pdf


MN Kennel License: MN139622