Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Working Cats

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 an outdoor shelter. The working 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


Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Fundraiser

March 20, 2019

The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. will be holding a fundraiser in support of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 20th!

35% of all...

Petco Adoption Event

April 6, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) - April 7, 2019

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...

News & Announcements


Humane Society Announces 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is asking women throughout Rock County to be the first with their support – through the 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative. This is a...

HSSW Closures Due to Inclement Weather

We will be closing early Tuesday, January 29th due to the weather - get here before 5pm today if you're interested in any of our adorable animals!<...

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