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Eau Claire County Humane Society is passionate about animal welfare. They believe that animals need human advocates to speak up and act on their behalf. As an open-admissions shelter, every animal is accepted into their care, regardless of age, health, breed, or temperament. Every year they receive hundreds of lost, abandoned, or stray animals that have nowhere else to turn to, ultimately taking in around 1,600 cats, dogs, and other small animals.
Eau Claire County Humane Society works as hard to educate the public and work within their community through the following initiatives:
You can help Eau Claire County Humane Society by choosing to adopt from them today. Save a life and find a new best friend who comes with tons of unconditional love.
To be eligible to adopt from the Eau Claire County Humane Society, you must meet the following criteria:
Meet all of those criteria? Great! Here's the rest of the adoption process at Eau Claire County Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Eau Claire County Humane Society are as follows:
There's an additional fee for dogs and cats who haven't been spayed/neutered.
Your adoption fee covers treatment for internal and external parasites, distemper and rabies vaccinations, microchipping, an ID tag and collar, and a follow-up visit at a participating veterinarian. Dogs also get bordetella vaccination and a leash.
All cats must leave in a cat carrier. A cardboard carrier can be purchased at the shelter for $5.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.