The Humane Society of Sheboygan County is an open-admission, no-kill shelter. Since 1964, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County has been dedicated to its mission: prevent cruelty to animals, relieve suffering among animals, and extend humane education. We are Sheboygan County’s only open admissions shelter. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and shelter 3,000+ homeless animals every year.
The Humane Society of Sheboygan County focuses on accessible spay and neuter programs in an effort to beat animal population at its core. Creative adoption efforts and dozens of programs provide support for overlooked animals and work to place homeless animals into loving families.
In the early 1960’s, after learning that the City of Sheboygan euthanized unwanted animals with carbon monoxide poisoning, a group of dedicated volunteers lead by Carol Knier, Ann Fredricks, and Sophie Gunther started the Sheboygan County Humane Society.
By 1964 a physical shelter became a reality with extensive fundraising efforts. This first/old shelter was run completely by volunteer efforts working 365 days per year on three shifts per day.
The present shelter looks very much as it did in the early 70’s, but now struggles with overcrowding resulting from increased cases of neglect, abuse, and an influx of unwanted and abandoned animals. On September 15, 2018 the organization was rebranded to the Humane Society of Sheboygan County in association with kicking off their new Capital Campaign to fund a new, 20,000 square-foot facility next to the current shelter.
In the spring of 2022, after many construction delays and COVID-19 challenges, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County Carol Hollfelder Animal Shelter opened its doors to the public. HSSC is looking forward to serving the community and its pets in its new facility for years to come.
Please visit adoptsheboygancounty.org for more information about our services and the impact made possible by your support.