10 animal shelters in Green Bay, Wisconsin to find a new friend

10 animal shelters in Green Bay, Wisconsin to find a new friend

1) Saving Paws Animal Rescue

"We believe that every animal deserves a chance at finding their forever home and, in pursuit of that goal, we provide as much love and care as we can until they meet with their new families. Saving Paws works with cats and dogs. Our dogs are hosted in a network of foster homes while they wait for adoption and many of our cats wait in the rescue's main building or in foster homes, depending on their needs."


2) Fox Valley Humane Association

For dogs, cats and adoptable exotic animals, "the thousands of animals that temporarily reside at FVHA each year are in good hands and well cared for by our passionate staff, veterinary team, and volunteers. All animals receive fresh food, water, blankets, beds, and toys each day and animals are socialized and/or walked on a daily basis. All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on routine vaccines, tested for heart worm (dogs) or feline leukemia (cats), micro-chipped, and complete a basic health exam and behavior assessment before going home with a new family. We love our animals more than words can express and have multiple programs in place to meet each animal’s needs during his or her time at the shelter."

3) Green Lake Area Animal Shelter

Founded in 1993, Green Lake Are Animal Shelter oversees, "about 800 to 1,000 animals a year, and routinely partner with other organizations and law enforcement to assist in emergency situations. Our yearly operating budget is roughly $250,000. Every penny is spent toward our mission of caring for homeless cats and dogs. All of our income is in the form of donations, whether it's adoption fees, fundraisers, memorials or donation of supplies."

4) Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary

"When you adopt a pet, you save a life. Every animal adopted from HEA allows us to care for even more cats and dogs and place them into loving homes. Since 2006, we’ve paired nearly 5,000 animals with their forever families. We believe in lifetime commitments. When you adopt you become a part of our family. We’re here for you and the newest member of your family. We’re passionate about forever, and you can count on us to provide ongoing support."

5) Misfit Mutts Dog Rescue

"Misfit Mutts Dog Rescue is a completely foster and volunteer run nonprofit organization based out of Green Bay, WI. We rely on our relationship with our community to fuel our mission of alleviating overcrowded animal shelters in the southern regions of our country." Continuing, "MMDR is an all breed and all age, foster based dog rescue. This means every dog we save goes directly into a foster home while it searches for it’s happy ending. We focus on properly introducing neglected or unwanted pets into society, and giving them the chance to be a loved and respectable family member."

6) Brewster's Place

If you're looking for a new cat family member, Brewster's Place in downtown Green Bay is a great choice because of their focus, "Brewster’s Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, no kill cat rescue and cageless adoption center dedicated to finding forever homes for less adoptable cats while advocating against declawing and working with the community in controlling the cat population."


7) Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary

"Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary and rehabilitation center that rescues kitties with special needs. Safe Haven accepts cases of abuse, neglect, FIV+, blindness, missing limbs, and other physical and psychological disabilities upon review of medical documentation. If we have room, we also accept neonatal kittens, and senior cats who are at risk for euthanasia. Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary rescues 883 pets per year on average, with a life saving percentage of 99%."


8) Lucky 7 Dog Rescue

If you're looking for a dog to adopt specifically, "we have adopted out over 1,000 dogs since our founding and in that time we have learned that rescue is about more than just getting a dog in a home- it is about keeping a dog in their home. For that reason, we have recently added several services to our rescue to help adopters after they have found their forever friend. The say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes a pack to raise dogs. This is ours. And we’re glad you’re here."


9) Wisconsin Human Society

"We can't thank you enough for your interest in fostering! The time you'll spend caring for animals in need is truly invaluable and expands our lifesaving capacity. Once you're onboard as a foster, you'll also be invited to join a private group on Facebook so you can network with other foster parents, ask questions, trade tips, share updates, or simply boast about how great your current foster animal is doing! Though you'll be volunteering independently at home, you'll quickly realize you're part of a tight knit and wise community of foster parents right here in your area."


10) Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

If you're not up for adopting a new pet, check out the "Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings."

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