Forest County Humane Society
Welcome to our Shelter
The Forest County Humane Society
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no kill shelter in Wisconsin’s Northwoods - Crandon WI.
We rescue, rehabilitate and adopt out all breeds of dogs, cats and other small companion animals.
We fully vet every animal that we rescue before they are adopted including spay/neuter, all vaccines and boosters, lymes disease test, heartworm check, feline leukemia test and deworming.
We care for our homeless animals until we can place them with loving families.
We are not funded by the county, state or federal government.
We are funded solely from donations (small and large) from people just like you.
Forest County Humane Society
PO Box 57
701 Industrial Parkway
Crandon WI 54520
Sunday Monday and Tuesday CLOSED.
Wednesday Thursday and Friday open 2pm - 6pm.
Saturday open 10am - 4pm.
Other Hours are available by appointment.
To continue to be their shelter from the storm, a safe haven for companion animals, providing food, medical care and human tenderness.
To continue to enrich the lives of animals, families and communities through adoption services, education, and by taking a firm stand against animal cruelty.
Adopt a new friend!
Please choose the adoption option. Saving a life is priceless.
Click here to view our Adoption Prices.
The Adoption Process:
When you decide to adopt an animal from Forest County Humane Society and if you are at least 18 years of age you must:
Fill out an application and meet the animal you wish to adopt.
If you rent please bring a copy of your lease or written approval from your landlord.
After completion of an application, time for approval is about 36-48 hours as references are checked.
Click here to copy and print an application form.
Fill it out and bring it right to our office to speed up the adoption process.
Please call first. Do not mail.This is time sensitive info and we need this form back ASAP if you are interested in adopting from us.
Dog of the week
Adult Male German Shepherd
Spayed / neutered. Prefers a home without cats or children.
Atlas is a loving and affectionate dog. He is handsome and smart.
He needs to go to a home that is familiar with German Shepherds and their behavior. He would do best in a home with all adults and the only pet. Atlas is a strong, passionate dog that will play ball with you as long as you will throw it for him. He sits with his toy in his mouth wagging his tail waiting for your love and attention. Atlas is also a true German Shepherd & that means he requires someone with German Shepherd experience. He would be the perfect pet for an adult family that has a fenced in yard. If you want to meet Atlas or any other of our pets please stop in at the FCHS! Please share our page so even if you can’t adopt, perhaps someone you know will see the post and find their fury friend.
If you are interested in Atlas please fill out an application.
For the best response to an inquiry about this animal please fill out an ADOPTION FORM HERE, and return via email or in person. Thank you!
Atlas desperately needs a loving home! He has been in the shelter for WAY TOO LONG! Can you help him?
If you would like to meet Atlas please stop in at the Forest County Humane Society or call us at 715-478-2098 to schedule a meet and greet.
Young Male Domestic Short Hair
Vaccinations up to date.
Jack is a very friendly little orange tabby that will make a great addition to any family.
He is very sweet, but yet politely independent as well.
If you would like to meet Jack please stop by the Forest County Humane Society or call 715-478-2098 to set up a Meet & Greet.
For a quick response to an application, copy and paste an application found on our website HERE into an email and send it to:firstname.lastname@example.org or copy the form, fill it out and bring it to the shelter.Thank you!
It is the children of today who will become the rescuers of tomorrow...
Lead by example and teach your children to value and respect our animal friends and then see what wonderful adults they become.
News and Newsworthy
Visit our 2 resale shops in Crandon, WI.
We now have 2 wonderful resale shops in Crandon.
Happy Tails Resale Shop is still located at 301 E. Pioneer St. Crandon, WI 54520. Phone: (715) 478-2170.
Resale Shop Hours: Thursday and Friday from 9:30am to 4pm and Saturday from 9:30am to 2pm.
Lots of new stuff every week! Rummage Sale Prices!
Our new location is at the Fur-ever Yours Resale Store and is across from Schaffer's in the former Old Depot Restaurant which is next door and in the same building as The Gas Depot.
Enter through the The Gas Depot. Store hours are the same as for the Gas Depot. Mon - Sat 8 -8. Sunday 8 -7.
The new store will feature furniture and larger items.
If you have gently used clothing and/or houshold items to donate they can still be dropped off at the Happy Tails Resale Shop at or the Humane Society. We are also accepting these donations at the Fur-ever Yours Resale Shop.
Our volunteers who run these shops do a fantastic job. Good job ladies!
It is always full of treasures! All sales benefit the Shelter animals.
SAVE A PET
If you would like to donate to our Shelter please follow the link to our Donation Page.
Forest County Humane Society is a certified non-profit member of AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop. When you first shop at smile.amazon.com and select Forest County Humane Society as your charitable organization, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FCHS at no cost to you. Thanks for your continuing support.
Forest County Humane Society
Board of Directors:
President: Jay Schaefer (715) 889-1817
Vice President: Jayne Carter (715) 889-9717
Secretary: Shawnee Jameson (715) 784-1205
Treasurer: Denise Bostron (715) 889-0263
Board of Directors Members:
Paul Bostron (715) 889-0259
Don Erdmann: (715)-784-2097
Laurie Bunda: (715)-478-3186
Patty Ortovsky: (715) 350-9454
Lila Kegley: (715) 478-3808
Tinya Walerko: (715)-478-2129
Tonya Walerko: (715)-478-2129
Shelter Managers: Angie Schaefer
Shelter Office: (715) 478-2098
Cell: (715) 367-2412