• If you have an emergency related to a human life or property that requires immediate attention, dial 911 to be connected with the Portage County Dispatch Center.
  • For urgent animal control related issues, to get help with a stray animal in your possession, or to report urgent animal related problems, call the Portage County Dispatch Center non-emergency phone number 715-346-1400 and ask to be transferred to a Humane Officer.
  • For non-urgent animal control related issues including animal reclaims, call the Humane Society at
    715-344-6012 extension 305.
  • As a public shelter we ask you to delay your visit until the health crisis is over. In order to protect the health of our volunteers, staff and community, we ask that you visit us only if you have an adoption, reclaim or surrender appointment.  Call 715-344-6012 to make an appointment. 
  • All of our adoptable animals can be viewed on the web at
  • All of the animals that have been found and reported to HSPC can be viewed on the web at 
  • Applications to adopt animals can be accessed and completed on the web at
  • For animal surrenders call 715-344-6012 ext 308 
  • Donations can be left alongside our garage.
  • If you have questions regarding any of the information above, or have additional concerns that have not been addressed, contact HSPC Executive Director Sherri Galle-Teske at 715-344-6012 ext 307
    or by email at 

Last updated August 14, 2020