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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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We always need a helping hand! See what you can do...

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We maintain our high standards of animal care even while operating out of an increasingly inadequate and outdated facility.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

Capital Campaign 65%
Rotini's Fund 100%

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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Upcoming Events

My Furry Valentine

February 1 All day

If you're looking for love, check out the many eligible "bachelors" and "bachelorettes" at the shelter. All February adoptions include a red carnation from Humphrey Floral and Gift and a special treat from Claws-n-Paws Pet Treatz!

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Dental Health Workshop

February 14 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Does your pet have bad breath? Bad breath isn't just unpleasant -- it can be unhealthy. Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper ...

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Bust the Blues

February 21 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bust the winter blues and attend another free workshop provided by the Humane Society of Jefferson County and Behavior Specialist, Alli ...

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Let’s Go For a Walk!

March 14 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need a little help getting your pooch in sync with your step? Dogs sit, lie down and run to each other as part of their natural behavior. When was the last ...

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Recent News

January 31, 2015
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Thanks for the Memories!

In honor of the thousands of animals adopted from our “old” shelter and the thousands of people who adopted, donated or volunteered! Our Thanks For the Memories event features 1/2 price adoption fees on cats and kittens who have been at the shelter for 3 months or more and are adopted from our current facility.  If you’re […]

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December 16, 2014
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Please Help Rotini!

We would appreciate donations of ANY amount to help cover the cost of this little guy's medical bills. His eye was so severely infected that it was in danger of rupturing and had to be removed. We are trying to raise $200 and ask that animal lovers please consider making a contribution. You can make [...]

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December 10, 2014
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Engraved Bricks & Tiles

Purchase a personalized brick or tile for our new shelter and your compassion for animals will be written in stone! The deadline to order tiles is this Friday, December 12th, but there is still plenty of time left to order bricks. Call Lisa at 920-674-2048 to order your tile or brick and put your “stamp” […]

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December 4, 2014
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2015 Furry Friends 5k Sponsorship

Business owners, tell our community you care about animals by becoming a sponsor for the Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk!  This family-friendly event is highly anticipated by its MANY participants and spectators, so take advantage of this opportunity to promote your business and your compassion.  There are several sponsorship levels available and you can choose one […]

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November 8, 2014
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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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November 8, 2014
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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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