Humane Society Portage County -  Shelter Statistics

Incoming Animals

Stray & Abandoned


Seized by law enforcement

Transferred from other
animal welfare organizations

Outgoing Animals


Returned to owners

Transferred  to other
animal welfare organizations

Services Provided

animal nights in foster care performed by

Volunteer fosters who help us expand our
capacity to care for animals

Hours of volunteer service contributed by

Volunteers who donate their time to help perform tasks that range from animal walking and socialization to office work

Pets spayed or neutered

other types of surgeries performed


January to December 2020

HSPC supports the Shelter Animals Count effort to create a national database of animals in our nation’s shelters.

Live Release Rate
(aka Save Rate)
2012    85.10%
2013    81.26%
2014    89.89%
2015    91.92%
2016    95.03%
2017    95.88%
2018    97.02%
2019    97.57%
2020    98.12%

The Live Release (Save) Rate report is generated directly from our database giving the inventory, intake and outcome of all dogs and cats (the report does NOT include small mammals, TNR or other community spay/neuter surgeries).

 The Live Release Rate, also known as the
Save Rate, is the percentage of dogs and cats adopted, returned to their owner, or transferred to another organization.

 Please keep in mind there is no perfect report to measure the success of a shelter. It is important to know, before looking at these reports, every shelter has its own definition of what is healthy, unhealthy, treatable, manageable and rehabilitatable as far as the category in which an animal is put into. What one shelter considers treatable, another shelter may consider untreatable depending on their policies, and resources.

For detailed animals counts,
please use these links

2017 animal counts
2018 animal counts
2019 animal counts
2020 animal counts

We have a responsibility to our community and our donors to ensure long term financial sustainability of our organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review. 
The Humane Society of Portage County is a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization and is supported by donations.  All monetary and in-kind contributions are tax deductible
To review our financial information please download one of the appropriate forms below.

2016 IRS 990
2017 IRS 990


If you would like to mail your donation,
please send it to:

Humane Society of Portage County
3200 Iber Lane
Plover, WI 54467

All donations are non-refundable. The Humane Society of Portage County will never share any information regarding donor names, donor contact information or amount donated with any other individual, organization or business. Donor names will be published in our  newsletter unless anonymity is requested.

2016 statistics
2017 statistics
2018 statistics
2019 statistics