South Wood County Humane Society services will be by appointment only. Services include: adoptions, fosters, surgeries, and donation drop-offs.  To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please call 715-423-0505. We can assure you that our staff is currently following protocol and wearing gloves while working with community members. We are asking for your cooperation, flexibility and kindness during this time.
Our business hours are back to normal. Monday: 12-5, Tuesday 12-6, Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-5, and Saturday 12-4
For updates on SWCHS and COVID-19, please check out our page HERE.


South Wood County Humane Society Welcomes You!

We are a private non-profit animal welfare organization located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. South Wood County Humane Society provided warm and safe shelter to over 1,000 stray and unwanted dogs, cats and small animals. Most required vaccinations, many needed behavioral rehabilitation and some, lifesaving medical treatment. Every day our shelter provides care to 200 dogs, cats and small animals. Your continued support is needed and appreciated as we strive to continue to improve the welfare of our community’s pets.

Newsletter Spring 2020


Donating the spare change from your credit or debit card purchases is an easy way to help get animals get to their fur-ever homes. It takes only 30 seconds to sign up-your change can help change the life of a homeless animal.

Click HERE for the online registration page and get started saving animals that need your help.

Recent News

Night Golf 2020

Night Golf 2020 – 4 Person Scramble August 7th at Tri City Golf Course 3000 Golf Course Rd, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 Join us at our first ever Night Golf! Who doesn’t love glow in the dark golf? Create a


Virtual Pet Bingo!

Directly support South Wood County Humane Society and have fun with your furry other half! Virtual Bingo is our new virtual fundraiser and we want you to participate! To participate, follow these steps: Buy a bingo card for only $10 (Buy


VIRTUAL 5K9 Run & Walk!

5K9 Run & Walk is going VIRTUAL!   South Wood County Humane Society would like to start off by thanking the community for their support of our 5K9 Run & Walk fundraiser. In light of COVID-19 and concerns about the


5K9 RUN & WALK – COVID-19 Update April 17, 2020

SWCHS has decided to postpone our 5K9 Run & Walk until further notice. We are working hard during this time to make sure the community is safe and our animals are well taken care of. We appreciate everyones patience during



We would like everyone to meet Minerva. Minerva came to us as a surrender with some health issues. She had some pretty nasty bladder stones forming within her and was in a lot of pain which needed to be solved


2019 5K9 Walk Run Plant Sale & Vendor Fair



May 9, 2019 Melanie Update

  Hi it’s Melanie with my weekly update. Since my eye surgery my Entire LIFE has Changed!  I can now enjoy playing with my Squeaky White ball for the first time, watching that vacuum thingy clean the floors every morning


April 26, 2019 Melanie Update

April 26th, Melanie FB page update Hi it’s Melanie again from the South Wood County Humane Society Foster Program and I wanted to share with you my update. I had my corrective eye surgery and I wanted to personally give


Upcoming Events in 2019!

Walk, Run, 5K9- May 11, 2019 @ Grand Rapids Lion’s Club 5K9 Facebook Event   2019 Christmas Bazaar November 16 & November 17 @ Nekoosa Community Center 2019 Christmas Bazaar Facebook Event  


Edgar’s Story

This is Edgar, a Brittney Spaniel we recently adopted from the South Wood County Humane Society. When you adopt an animal from the SWCHS they give you a lot of information on your new friend. And I mean A LOT!



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