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We’ve Moved!

We have finally made it into our brand new building! You can now find us at W6127 Kiesling Rd. The new shelter is just a mile east of the old building, right on the corner of Kiesling Rd and Highway 89. Our hours and phone number are still the same. We are open to the public from 1pm until 6pm Monday through Saturday and can be reached by phone at 920-674-2048.


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 have moved into our new facility and sincerely thank those who have donated toward its construction.  We are still actively fundraising and invite you to learn more about our Capital Campaign here.

On behalf of all the deserving pets who live happily ever after because of the HSJC, thank you for your support!

Capital Campaign 88.7%

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.


Upcoming Events

Which Dog? When?

  November 15 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Thinking about adding a canine to your family but you're not sure how to choose, or if it's even a good idea? Join Mittsy Voiles, Behavior Specialist and ...

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2015 Furry Friends 5k

The weather was wet and wild on May 30th, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the great folks who attended the 2nd Annual Furry Friends 5K!  470 humans and 192 dogs registered for the event, with 192 runners crossing the finish line along with many walkers and very muddy dogs.  We sincerely thank all [...] Continue Reading

Engraved Bricks & Tiles

Purchase a personalized brick for our new shelter and your compassion for animals will be written in stone!  4″ x 8″ bricks are $100 each with a maximum of 14 characters per line and up to three lines of type.  Call Lisa at 920-674-2048 to order your brick and put your “stamp” on our new […]

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NO MOM LEFT BEHIND: half price adoption fees on all mother cats!

Kittens are usually the first to be adopted and we’re very happy when they find good homes. Unfortunately, this “preference” for kittens means many wonderful adult cats are overlooked – including the mothers of all those adorable babies. That’s why we created the NO MOM LEFT BEHIND program, with half price adoption fees on all […]

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Cat Cuddlers Needed in Madison!

Are you a cat lover living in the Madison area? If so, our cats need you! We’re looking for volunteers to help care for the cats residing in our satellite adoption center at PetSmart West. If you have some time to devote to spot cleaning cages and cuddling with adoptable felines, we’d love to hear […]

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Shop Amazon Smile to Support the Shelter

Doing some shopping at Now you can shop AND help the shelter out at the same time! Just go to to designate the Humane Society of Jefferson County as your charity of choice, then every time you shop at 0.5% of your total is donated to the HSJC! You get the same great deals […]

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Help Homeless Pets Simply By Walking!

Earn money for the shelter with a free app for iPhone/Android users called Walk For a Dog. It uses your smartphone’s GPS to track how far you walk and donates money for every mile to the shelter or rescue of your choice. Whether you’re strolling alone or with your dog, please take advantage of this opportunity […]

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