Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Backyard Buddies

Here at the shelter we love all cats, even the ones who may not particularly love us back. Most people are looking for the sweet, cuddly cat that loves to snuggle up on your lap for a quick cuddle session, but occasionally cats come in to the shelter who are a bit on the sassy side and not quite fond of human companionship.

These feisty felines may not be most people's ideal pet, but we are still dedicated to finding them a good home. More often than not, the best home for them is a barn. The barn cat program is a way to match up families who are looking for a working cat, a mouser if you will, with cats that are best suited for and happier living in an outdoor setting.

All families need to do is provide is a warm barn and some daily, yummy food and we'll provide an altered, vaccinated and ear-tipped cat for free. So if you are interested in getting a working cat of your own, stop by the shelter or call today at 608-752-5622.

Upcoming Events


First Community Credit Union Adoption Event

September 22, 2018

Please stop by and meet some of our adoptable pets who are looking for a great home! You can speak to some of our amazing volunteers to learn...

Pooch Fest

September 22, 2018

Bring your dog out for a swim at Pooch Fest this year! We’ll be there with an adoptable dog and a few volunteers to tell you...

News & Announcements


‘Helping the Homeless’ event moving from man’s backyard to fairgrounds on Saturday

JANESVILLE

After years of holding the event in his backyard, a Janesville mailman has moved Saturday’s “Helping the Homeless” fundraiser to the...

Update on Sunny!

I'm sure we all remember the tragic story of Sunny, the beautiful yellow lab that was scolded with boiling water and taken into custody by The Humane...

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