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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!

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

Polka for the Pets

  June 11 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get on your dancing shoes and join the Humane Society of Jefferson County for the 2nd Annual “Polka for the Pets” on Saturday, June 11 from ...

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Kitten Shower

  June 18 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a Kitten Shower to benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County! The shelter cares for countless litters of kittens and expecting momma cats ...

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Recent News

2016 Furry Friends 5k

The exact numbers aren’t in yet, but it looks like a record turnout for the 3rd Annual Furry Friends 5K!  An estimated 500 people and 200 of their canine companions took part is this year’s event, enjoying the scenic route on a sun splashed morning. Many thanks to the generous sponsors, participants, vendors and especially [...] View Gallery

Successful Culver’s Scoopie Night thanks to UWW Students!

Thank you to this group of UWW students who planned and promoted last Monday’s Scoopie Night at Culvers in Whitewater. The event raised over $200.00 for the shelter. It looks like they had a great time for the benefit of the animals in our care. Thanks also to Jon Laundrie, owner of Culvers, for allowing […]

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First HSJC Trivia Night a Success!

A huge thank you to everyone who made the Humane Society’s First Annual Trivia Night a great success! Twelve teams participated in this fun and friendly competition, with Team “Rainbows and Unicorns” coming out on top. We’d also like to thank the HSJC volunteers who assisted at this event and are always willing to go […]

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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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