The HSJC is a small not-for-profit shelter located in Jefferson, Wisconsin. We are not affiliated with the HSUS or ASPCA and do not receive funding from the county or any other government agency, but rely on donations to support our mission. On average, 1,000 or more dogs, cats and other small animals find sanctuary with us each year. We are committed to providing compassionate care, reuniting lost pets with their families and finding new homes for those who need a second chance.
We maintain our high standards of animal care even while operating out of an increasingly inadequate and outdated facility. We invite you to learn more about our Capital Campaign to build a much needed new shelter here.
On behalf of all the deserving pets who live happily ever after because of the HSJC, thank you for your support!
Only with your support can we continue to provide food and warm beds for the homeless animals of Jefferson County. Without your financial assistance, we would not be able to continue the important work we do.
Visit the Wish List, Memorials, Endowment, Membership, and Online Donation pages for more information on how you can support the homeless animals at the shelter. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Adopting a shelter animal has so many great benefits. Besides adding in a new family member by adopting, you are also enjoying in the rewarding feeling that you have saved a life and given a new home to a shelter animal. You are also helping out your local shelter when adopting by helping to open up a new bed for potential new animals.
Along with all of these great reasons to adopt, it is also significantly cheaper to adopt a wonderful “second-hand” pet, than to obtain a new, untrained, puppy from a breeder or pet store. You also have the benefit of knowing all animals have been seen by a certified vet, and have already been spayed and neutered, if they did not come to the shelter already altered.
Our volunteers contribute to the care of the shelter’s animals in a variety of ways. We value each and every person and the gift they give through their time and talent! We hope that you will consider submitting a Volunteer Application so that we may talk with you about your interest in becoming a member of our team.