Anna’s Journey

Friday night SWCHS was contacted by Wood County Dispatch asking if staff would be available to help with a car accident that had a dog in the car at the time. Driver and passenger were Life Linked to Marshfield ICU in critical condition. SWCHS’s Animal Recovery Specialists sprang into action and got to the scene within minutes. There were hard working first responders, police, and fire fighters assessing the dogs breathing, heart rate, and monitoring any fluid buildup. Once on the scene, we were able to assess the dog with the help of some local fire fighters and first responders. The dog was badly injured and needed help immediately. No one at that time was sure if she was going to survive.

SWCHS Staff got back into the van; one driving and one holding the dog on her lap. With adrenaline pumping the entire time, we sped off to Paw Health Network to get this very injured dog help. Her face and eyes were swollen and bloody. Her body was in shock. Her breathing was very quick and shallow, followed by a very increased heart rate. She was stiff, barely moved a muscle, and hardly made a sound. The entire drive was full of worry and wonderment of how severe the injuries really were. We didn’t know her name, her age, or who her owners were. We were worried, emotional, and bloody. All we could do in that moment was get her the help she needed and try to comfort her during the drive.

Upon arrival at Paw Health Network, the vets and staff members were ready for us and sprang into action immediately. We waited around for a long time as the vets at Paw Health Network examined her. She was deemed “moderately unstable”. The next 18-36 hours were the most crucial for her. She stayed the night with Paw Health Network and staff was able to go home for the night. The next day, the owner’s parents contacted us and told us her name – Anna.

 Let’s fast forward to Sunday. After being in touch with Paw Health Network all weekend, it was decided that Anna was stable enough to go home. We went back to pick her up and were told exactly what her injuries were. Anna has a small tear in her bladder and the left side of her face is partially paralyzed due to severe head trauma. Neurological issues at this time are unknown until she is able to make a full recovery. At that time we didn’t know if she was going to walk out of the vet or if she would need to be carried. To our amazement, SHE WALKED OUT! We have it on video and it will be in the post below. After we picked Anna up, we took her home where she can finish her recovery with family.

 Anna’s medical bill is $2627.79. We know that times are hard for everyone right now, but we are looking for help to raise money so SWCHS can pay the bill for Anna’s journey. If you are able to donate, please make sure that it is stated somewhere on the donation “Anna’s Medical Journey”. All money raised will go directly to Anna’s medical bill. Anna is extremely lucky to be alive, but still has a ways to go in her recovery. We would like to thank the wonderful departments that stepped up to help during this devastating situation. Thank you to Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids Fire Department, Grand Rapids First Responders, Wood County Sheriffs, Wood County Rescue, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, United Ambulance, Life Link, and of course the Paw Health Network.


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 team of 4 and join us for a 4 person scramble! $240 per team. To sign up, call SWCHS at 715-423-0505 or fill out the form here.


  • Registration – 7:00pm
  • Dinner and Raffles – 7:00pm – 8:45pm
  • Shotgun Start – 8:45pm

Includes: 9 holes of golf, glow package, dinner, and raffles!

*Our #1 priority is to keep the community safe and we will be following the CDC recommendations to make sure that happens.*

Questions? Email

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 Here)
  • Your bingo card will be sent to you through email within 24 hours (business hours only)
  • Take pictures of your pet to get bingo (1 picture = 1 square)
  • Send in your pictures, bingo card, and name to our Facebook messenger or by June 29th at 6pm!
  • By sending in your pictures, you will be entered to win a wonderful basket of goodies!

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 community’s safety, we have decided to cancel the in-person event for the year. 

We may be cancelling the in-person event, but we are moving virtual! 

Even though we may not be holding the event in-person, you can still get outside, walk your dog, and support SWCHS at the same time. We know some of you may be asking, “how will this work?” Between May 9th and May 13th, go outside and walk with (or without) your furry companion in order to support SWCHS! Everyone registered will be shipped an exclusive t-shirt after the event! Also, everyone registered who submits a screenshot of their time and mileage will be entered to win a special raffle basket donated by BowWow Meow! Below is what this virtual event requires from you.   


Required from you:

  • Register to participate on for $27 (shipping included for t-shirt):
  • Download a running app on your phone like WoofTrax – WoofTrax directly supports shelters and SWCHS is one of the options! If you would like to download a different app, you can download Run Tracker, Map My Run, Runkeeper, Nike Run Club, etc.
  • Walk or Run 5K (3.1 Miles) anywhere between May 9th – 13th (backyard, around town, around/outside your house, etc.)
  • Take a screenshot of walk/run time and mileage and send it to or our facebook messenger. Make sure to include your full name along with your screenshot. All screenshots are due on May 13 by 6pm!


Anybody who has already registered will be contacted for more information about moving virtual.


*Before participating in this virtual event, please make sure to keep social distance if you choose to leave your property, avoid close contact, to wash your hands often, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, cover coughs and sneezes properly, and to clean and disinfect used items after this virtual event. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. For more precautions, please take a look at the CDC’s recommendations.*


Again, we would like to thank you and we look forward to seeing you in-person at next year’s 5K9 Run & Walk. We hope you can join us this year virtually! If you have any questions or concerns please contact South Wood County Humane Society at 715-423-0505.


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 this time. If you would like to help out SWCHS, please consider donating and clicking on our donate tab!


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