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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 animalthat we rescue before they are adopted including spay/neuter, [ if animal is old enough ] all vaccines and boosters, lymes disease test, heartworm check, 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
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Sunday Monday and Tuesday CLOSED.
Wednesday Thursday and Friday open 2pm - 6pm.
Saturday open 10am - 4pm.

Other Hours are available by appointment.

Office:  715-478-2098

Chrystal:  715-889-9716

Email: foresthumane1@yahoo.com

Our Mission

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.

*Please Note: If you become approved to adopt from us and choose to commit to a certain animal that at the time is too young to adopt or may still need vaccinations or spay/neuter, we will accept a deposit to hold the animal for you until he/she is ready to go home but please know that if you change your mind or if your circumstances change and you are no longer able to complete the adoption, these deposits are nonrefundable.The amount of this "HOLD FEE" varies, is set by Shelter management and depends on the animal in question.

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, adoption process time may vary depending upon the circumstance or animal..
          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 through the Postal Service. This is time sensitive info and we need this form back ASAP if you are interested in adopting from us.

OR:   Copy the application form text here and then Paste the form text into an email addressed to foresthumane1@yahoo.com
Fill out the form right within the email and send.

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.

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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.



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:

Executive Directors:

President: Jay Schaefer (715) 889-1817

Vice President: Terry Caughlin

Secretary: Patty Orlovsky

Treasurer: Denise Bostron (715) 889-0263

Board of Directors Members:
Paul Bostron (715) 889-0259

Don Erdmann: (715)-784-2097

Lila Kegley: (715) 478-3808

Joseph Ross
Adam Boney
Cheryl Aschenbrenner
Deb Mullins
Beth Stamper

Shelter Manager: Chrystal F. Ross
Shelter Office: (715) 478-2098
(715) 889-9716

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