Coronavirus (COVID-19) News and Updates at SWCHS

South Wood County Humane Society services will be by appointment only. Services include: adoptions, fosters, and surgeries.  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 while working with community members. We are asking for your cooperation, flexibility and kindness during this time.

South Wood County Humane Society is heavily dedicated to making sure that our animals, volunteers, staff, and community are safe and healthy. This page will provide updates during this time. We thank everyone for their patience!

What Can You Do To Help During This Time?
  • Adopt
    • In order to make sure our animals have the best care possible, our mission is to get all of our animals into their forever homes. Adopting is the biggest thing you can do to help during this time. Please take a look at our animals currently up for adoption here. Interested in adopting? Check out our adoption application here. Currently, adoptions will be through appointment only. Please call 715-423-0505 to schedule an appointment.
  • Donate
    • Because of the current pandemic, the amount of donations have gone down. We understand that this is a tough time for everyone, and we appreciate everything that is donated. We are asking the community for support during this time for our animals. We want to make sure they are receiving the best care, and we hope you can us. If you are interested in monetary donations, please click here. If you are interested in physical donations, please check out our list here. If you would like to support us through amazon on our wishlist, make sure you click here. Make sure you add us as your charity on Amazon Smile while you are online shopping!
  • Foster
    • If you are interested in giving our animals a temporary home during this time, please consider fostering with SWCHS! By fostering, you will be helping free up the shelter for animals that need emergency services. Not only will you be helping the shelter, you would be helping out our animals. If you are considering fostering, please click here!

Mask Mandate – SWCHS will be requiring masks while in the building. We thank you for your patience during this time!


FAQs – If you have any other questions, please call SWCHS at 715-423-0505.

“Are you still doing adoptions?”

Yes! We are still adopting out our animals by appointment only. This is to ensure that we are limiting the amount of bodies in the building at one time.  If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please fill out our adoption form here.

“Are surgeries still happening?”

Surgeries are still happening according to your scheduled date. If you have a scheduled surgery date and have questions, please contact SWCHS 715-423-0505.

“Can SWCHS take stray animals during this time?”

Yes, although we are taking in strays by appointment only. If you have a stray animal, please check out our lost and found page here.

“Can SWCHS take surrenders during this time?”

SWCHS is only taking in surrenders. Please call 715-423-0505 to set up an appointment and to pick a surrender profile.

“Are you still taking in donations during this time?”

YES! We are accepting monetary and supply donations. If you are interested in donation monetarily, please click here. If you want to drop off a supply donation, we are available during normal business hours.

“Are you open to the general public?”

We are closed to the general public. People will not be allowed in the shelter unless they have an appointment to foster, adopt, or donate.

“Can we still volunteer during this time?”

Currently, we are limiting volunteers and outside volunteers at this time. All volunteers are required to wear a mask while in the building and around others. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application here.