COVID-19 Response

The Humane Society of Jefferson County facility is now open to limited public visitation.

At the Humane Society of Jefferson County we are doing our part to help protect the health of our community, staff, volunteers, and the animals we serve.  Due to the high level of traffic we see in our building, we have made a few short-term changes to our operations based on recommendations we received from state and county health departments.

  • We are now open to the public, but may limit the number of guests allowed in the building at one time.  Appointments are preferred and will be given priority.  Animal interactions and community cat spaces are still limited to visitors with a completed adoption application.
  • If you’re interested in adopting, we would invite you to take a virtual visit through our shelter, applications and all adoptable animals are viewable online on our adoption page.  Questions can be answered by emailing us at or by calling 920-674-2048.
  • We ask all visitors to please use hand sanitizer on entering the building and please wash or sanitize your hands after interacting with any animal.
  • Please DO NOT visit the building if:
    • You feel sick, or have any flu-like symptoms such as a fever or cough
    • You have had direct contact with anyone who may be sick over the past 14 days
    • You have traveled internationally, or to any high risk area within the country in the past 14 days
  • If anyone is showing any signs of illness or flu-like symptoms, they may be asked to leave the building.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask while inside the building.  All guests are recommended to wear a mask while visiting, and masks will be available for guests on entry.

As an emergency services support organization in our community, our humane society has provided additional support to those in need and has been called to assist with care for animals during this outbreak.  If you would like to support us in these efforts, you can make a donation to the shelter or send in an item on our wishlist.

We will continue to review this changing situation and provide updates about the shelter and a return to normal operations as they become available.

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