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Adopt a pet today and take home a new family member!

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Help us continue saving lives and finding homes for pets!

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Welcome

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We maintain our high standards of animal care even while operating out of an increasingly inadequate and outdated facility.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!

Kira's Kause 100%
Capital Campiagn 60%

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.

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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.

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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.

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Recent News & Blog Posts

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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 Amazon.com? Now you can shop AND help the shelter out at the same time! Just go tohttp://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1022638 to designate the Humane Society of Jefferson County as your charity of choice, then every time you shop athttp://smile.amazon.com/ 0.5% of your total is donated to the HSJC! You get the same great deals […]

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